Last Tuesday I had an amazing evening with my LA Food Bloggers friends of the Meetup group. We where invited to a 8 Course Prix-Fixe Dinner at the Barbershop Pop-Up in Venice.
And boy, this was fancy! Chef Walter el Nagar served us delicious food, including the amuse it was 9 courses! I had foie gras for the first time in my life, ate some wild Scottish wood pigeon and fell in love with the candied eggplant.
It’s nice to have a dinner like this once in a while, but deep inside I’m more of a rustic food kinda gal 😉
I love working with dough and I don’t always work very precisely. I’m not the type to attempt to make a high end fondant cake or aspire to try molecular gastronomy.
No, just let me cook with normal pots and pans in my kitchen; just let me roll up my sleeves to knead some bread dough and just please let me bake rustic looking cakes.
And even though I adore cooking and have to run back to the kitchen after 3 days of eating out, I don’t want to spent my whole day in the kitchen. My time is precious you know 😉
So that’s why I like these cheddar breadsticks. You whip them up in just a second. Well ok, in 15 minutes or so. Or maybe in 25, but that’s still a short time!
And do you know that’s just the time your soup needs to simmer? So! These’s breadsticks are perfect to go with a soup.
Or as a snack, just as you like it. Here is my recipe:
Easy Cheddar bread sticks to go with your soup or stew. Or just eat them as a snack, they're great!
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp paprika powder
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- 2 cups grated cheddar
- 2 Tbsp soft butter
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat your oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. And line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the flour with the baking powder, paprika, salt, pepper, grated cheddar and the soft butter. Come on, dive in with your hands until it looks like this:
- Gradually add the water until a dough forms.
- Divide the dough in 16 equal pieces and roll them out on a floured surface until you’ve 10” long sticks.
- Place them on the baking sheet and bake them for about 10 – 15 minutes until they’re golden brown.
- Let them cool and serve with soup or eat as a snack.