Red Truck Bakery's Cheese Straw Recipe

Red Truck Bakery's Cheese Straw Recipe
Staff Writer

Red Truck Bakery

These addicting, savory little biscuits are made in classic form at the Red Truck Bakery in Virginia by chef Brian Noyes. With a pairing of cheese and red pepper flakes, these snacks are at once spicy, cheesy, and all together impossible to put down.

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8
Servings
146
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  stick unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Pound  sharp orange Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4  Pound  white cheese, equal parts Gruyere and Parmigiano Reggiano, shredded
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • egg yolk
  • 1  Teaspoon  milk or half-and-half
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped rosemary, for garnish
  • Sea salt, for garniish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place all of the ingredients except for the milk, rosemary, and sea salt into a food processor. Pulse repeatedly until the dough becomes soft and starts to gather into a ball (if the dough stays crumbly and dry, add a bit of the milk or half-and-half as needed).

Using a floured surface and a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a ¼ inch think rectangle approximately 11 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Fold the dough in half (left side onto right side) and re-roll. Continue this for several layers to add flakiness. Re-roll the dough to 11 inches wide by 8 inches tall.

Using a spatula, carefully lift the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet with the longer, 11-inch side at the top and bottom. Square off all sides with a knife, creating clean edges, and cut the dough into vertical strips, each around ½ inch wide. Cut each strip in half horizontally, creating approximately 40 cheese straws.

Space out straws and sprinkle with chopped rosemary and sea salt. Bake until just slightly golden, around 20 minutes.

Place on a rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
59mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
275mg
18%
Water
24g
1%

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.