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Cheese Stars

2.75 from 31 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsps of Butter
  • 3 oz - 85 gms Cheddar
  • 1 oz - 28 gms Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Tobasco or any hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 2.5 oz all purpose Flour
  • 2-4 tbsps ice Water

Toppings (optional)

  • 1/2 cup cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped deli Meat
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • Cheese Stars cut from cheese slices - 1 per canapĂ©
  • Sprig of Parsley - 1 per canapĂ©

Instructions
 

  • Mix the cheddar with the butter with a fork
  • Add the parmesan, hot sauce and pepper and blend well
  • Add the flour in additions and mix well
  • Add the ice water a tbsp at a time, till absorbed and you are able to knead the dough
  • Cover and chill for 30 mins
  • Roll out using additional flour if necessary
  • Cut using shapes
  • Using the back of a bamboo skewer, make a few holes in the cracker to help it to bake faster
  • Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees
  • Bake for 20 to 30 mins (less or more depending on the size of the cracker)
  • Cool once baked
  • Pipe a dollop of cream cheese over the top
  • Add the finely chopped deli meat, some chopped parsley, a cheese star and another sprig of parsley before serving