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21 December 2012: Christmas Cheese Straws

December 21, 2012

Tags: Christmas, Classical Southern Cooking, Cheese Straws, Cheese Biscuits, Christmas Baking

An old-fashioned Christmas treat: classic cheese straws with a cup of tea
Of all the Christmas goodies that hosts and hostesses have traditionally laid by for drop-in guests during the holidays, cheese straws speak closest to my heart. Called cheese “biscuits” in nineteenth century manuscripts and community cookbooks, they’re not to be confused with the cheese-flecked baking powder bread popular today: back then “biscuit” was still being used (as it still is in Britain) in its older form to designate a crisp cookie. (more…)