Blue Cheese-Walnut Wafers2013-06-20
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 8 oz blue cheese
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
In a medium bowl, stir together flour and pepper. Using a pastry blender, cut in blue cheese and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the walnuts and egg yolks to the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until combined. Form dough into a ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough by gently pressing for 10 to 12 strokes or until it is nearly smooth.
Divide the dough in half. Roll out lightly pat each half into a 9-inch log. Wrap logs in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 425F. Cut each log into 1/4 inch slices. Place slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased large baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms and edges are golden. Transfer to wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Can be made ahead and placed in covered container and stored for up to one week in refrigerator.
I serve them this way surrounding a glass filled with Rosemary Twists (from LCBO Food and Drink) or use Cheese Straws