Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cheesy Cheddar Twists

I got this idea from the Pizza Factory. I hate to say it but I have no special recipe for this. I just followed the Cheddar Breadsticks recipe in my Cuisine Art bread maker cookbook. When the dough was finished, I separated it into balls and rolled the balls out into snakes. You can also cut flat strips as in the directions below. From there I wrapped them around chopsticks and baked them.

The paprika is what turns the dough orange (I used smoked paprika).They taste so good and are fun to eat!

Cheesy Cheddar Twists
  • ¾ cup water, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2-1/4 teaspoon yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine

Place ingredients, in the order listed, into the bread pan fitted with the kneading paddle and secure the bread pan in the Cuisinart Bread Maker. Press the menu button to select the dough program. Press start to mix, knead and rise. For best mixing results, scrape the pan 10 to 15 minutes after the program has started.

When cycle is completed, remove dough from machine and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Punch down to deflate. Preheat oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick, 10 inches long and 22 inches wide. Roll the rectangle so that its width runs from left to right. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut strips that are each ½- inch wide. Twist each strip around chopstick. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and cover with plastic and allow to rest for about 30 minutes. Once breadsticks have rested brush with olive oil and bake until golden about 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

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