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Artisan Cheese Sticks…In 5 Minutes a Day!

January 13, 2012

 My kids LOVE Cheese Sticks (not to be confused with cheese strings…they love those too)

 Bread dough rolled into sticks, covered in cheese and baked until the bread is golden, the cheese is bubbly and the edges are crunchy!

 What’s not to love???  These are a great addition to the school lunch box.

These are simple to make and you could really use any bread recipe you prefer, you could even use frozen bread dough but I went with some dough I had in the fridge from the book  “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day”  You can find the recipe for the bread dough HERE.  After teaching a friend how to make the bread, she took home her remaining dough and made cheese sticks. Brilliant!

I had a half recipe of dough that had been in the fridge for about 5 days (so it was extra tasty) and was able to make one dozen good size cheese sticks.

Cheese Sticks makes 12

  • 1/2 recipe Vermont Cheddar Bread Dough, risen and refrigerated (recipe HERE)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups grated OLD cheddar cheese (I refuse to buy medium cheddar, it has very little flavour and I kinda feel ripped off by it!)
  • dried dill or herb of choice *optional*

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line two pans with parchment paper.

Grate Cheese and set aside.

Working on a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into 12 equal portions.

Roll each portion of dough into a rope 8-10″ long and place on prepared baking sheet.

Set aside to rise, uncovered for 30-45 minutes.

Sprinkle liberally with cheese and herbs.

Bake for 12 minutes or until the bread appears to be done.  Turn the oven onto broil and place each pan under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese crisps up (watch carefully, they can burn quickly under the broiler)

Let cool completely before serving.

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Enjoy!

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