Cheese Pretzels

Course : Cheeses
Serves: 2
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter -- softened
2 1/2 cups shredded aged cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 large egg white
 

Preparation / Directions:

Shape these nibblies into pretzels, or make sticks or rounds. You can make them up to three days ahead, then store in a cookie tin. Serve at toom temperature or reheat them in a 300 oven for 5 min. poppy or sesame seeds In bowl, cream butter until fluffy; beat in cheese and mustard. Combie flour, salt and cayenne; add to bowl and stir just until mixture holds together, being careful not to overmix. Form into disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes Divide into 1 tbsp balls; roll each ball into 10 inch strip. Twist ends over each strip to form pretzel; place on baking sheet. Brush with egg white; prinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in 375 oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until pale golden color. Makes about 2 dozen.


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