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Cheese Sticks
Recipe Courtesy North Dakota Wheat Commission

3/4 cups water
1 tablespoons oil
3/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 3/4 - 3 cups bread flour, divided
1 package active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg white
1 tablespoon cold water
Sesame or poppy seeds

Heat water, oil and cheese until very warm (120 degrees to

130 degrees). Cheese does not need to melt completely. In a
large bowl combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and
garlic powder. Add the warmed liquid; blend. Beat 3 minutes at
high speed. Stir in 1 to 1 1/2 cups flour; knead
12 minutes adding flour as needed. Place dough in greased bowl;
cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Divide dough into
36 pieces. Roll each piece into an 8 inch rope; place
1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Cover; let rise in
warm place until doubled in size, about 20 minutes.

Brush sticks
with mixture of 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon water; sprinkle
with sesame or poppy seed. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20
minutes until golden brown.

Makes 24 sticks.


Nutritional Information
One cheese stick provides 75 calories, 2.6g protein, 11.6g carbohydrates, 1.9g
fat, 0.5g dietary fiber, 3.7g cholesterol, 0.7mg iron, 68g sodium.