Episode Thirty-Two - Blue Cheese

May 28, 2013


Appetizer crackers with a hint of blue cheese  1 1/2 cups of flour1 teaspoon cracked pepper, or to taste8 ounces blue cheese (1/2 cup)1/4 cup butter, *do not use margarine*1 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup chopped peacans 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten In a bowl combine flour and pepper. Cut in cheese and butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts and egg yolks. Stir until combined. Form mixture into a ball; knead with hands until it clings together (10-20 minutes). Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a log approximately 9 inches long. Wrap logs in plastic and chill for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 425. Cut each log into 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick slices. Place slices slightly apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until the bottoms and edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store tightly, covered in the refrigerator for up to one week. Serves 10 to 12.