Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party.  A great "bread" with a salad. Simply SatedJust how fun are these Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws? I love them! They are rustic but elegant, they are delicious and they are easy. I can’t wait to serve them at my next dinner party. You know, the one I’m having for Prince William and Duchess Kate.

I know I will hear lots of oohs & aahs and I’m pretty sure my homemade Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws will be the first appetizer William & Kate will stretch out their Royal fingers to grab.

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party.  A great "bread" with a salad. Simply SatedLast fall I had the distinct pleasure of being asked to be a Jones Dairy Farm Ambassador. I’m not kidding you – an Ambassador! Now, I’m not claiming this honor is equal to the United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, but it is still an honor and I was thrilled.

Plus, I’m pretty sure being any kind of Ambassador will put me one step closer to my goal of dining with Prince William & Duchess Kate.

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party.  A great "bread" with a salad. Simply SatedThe first priority of being a Jones Dairy Farm Ambassador is to develop recipes using Jones Dairy Farm products and that makes my job extremely easy. This month’s product is Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon that is center-cut from the pork loin, naturally hickory smoked and gluten-free.   What isn’t to love?!

Each Jones Dairy product I have tried has been superb – from their Original Pork Sausage used in my Wild Rice Jones Sausage & Apple Stuffing to their Family Ham used in my Hot Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham and in my Pepper Jelly Hawaiian Grilled Cheese.

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party.  A great "bread" with a salad. Simply SatedWell, it’s time to send out dinner invites to the Prince and Duchess. I know they will accept – especially when they see the invitation comes from Ambassador Susan Gall.

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party.  A great "bread" with a salad. Simply SatedI am confident William and Kate will love my Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws and I’m sure you will, too.

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party. A great "bread" with a salad. Simply SatedEnjoy!

Jones Dairy Farm sponsored this post, and all opinions are my own.  Thank you for trusting me to bring you products I love.

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party. A great "bread" with a salad. Simply Sated
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Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws

An easy & elegant appetizer suitable for two or for a large crowd. They are also a great "bread" to serve alongside a salad. Recipe inspiration: Cooks Illustrated (http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/3226-cheese-straws)
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 18 straws
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry store-bought, thawed
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup cheese Gruyere, grated or Mexican Blend, shredded
  • ½ cup Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds optional
  • Fresh herbs parsley, basil, rosemary, minced - optional
  • Honey mustard sauce – for dipping optional

Instructions

  1. Be sure to allow enough time to defrost the puff pastry. To thaw frozen puff pastry, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Adjust one oven rack to upper-middle and one to lower-middle.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F.
  4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  5. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, shredded cheese, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Sprinkle working surface with cheese mixture then top with puff pastry sheet.
  7. Roll the dough out to a 10x13-inch rectangle. Rolling the dough will press the puff pastry into the cheese mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the puff pastry with minced ham, poppy seeds and coarse salt then gently roll the dough with a rolling pin so that the ham, poppy seeds and salt are slightly pressed into the dough.
  9. Use a pastry or pizza cutter to trim the edges and cut puff pastry into ¾-inch strips.
  10. Carefully pick up each end of a pastry strip and twist the ends in opposite directions into a “straw” or tight corkscrew shape.
  11. Place cheese straw on the prepared baking sheet 1-inch apart. Repeat until all straws are made.
  12. *If wanting to make and bake or freeze for later use, see notes.
  13. Transfer the trays of cheese straws to the refrigerator to cool for 15 minutes.
  14. After cheese straws have chilled, transfer baking sheets to the oven and bake 8-13 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Switch and rotate the trays halfway through baking.
  15. Let cooked cheese straws cool on the baking sheet.
  16. If desired, serve with honey mustard sauce or a dip of your choice.
  17. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The cooled cheese straws can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. If desired, reheat, uncovered in a 350F oven for 5 minutes before serving.
*If wanting to make the straws now and bake later: wrap each baking sheet tightly with plastic wrap - refrigerate for up to 3 days.
***If wanting to make the straws now to freeze and bake later: cover the baking sheets with plastic wrap and two layers of aluminum foil. Transfer the baking sheets to the freezer for up to 1 month. (When ready to bake, thaw the straws, still covered and on the trays on the counter-top about 2 hours, bake as directed.)


Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws-easy to make, elegant and delicious -the first appetizer to disappear at any dinner party.  A great "bread" with a salad. Simply Sated

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    Comments

    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    These look like they are so much fun to make! And I'm sure they are quite delicious! Beautiful post as always!
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    These look totally awesome. Definitely need to try this recipe.
    Angela
    These straws look absolutely incredible!!!! I love this idea!!! Perfect snack! Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    I just recently made bacon straws and they were really good! Can't wait to try these! They look fabulous.
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much Michelle. I would love to see & try your recipe, too.
    Mary Bostow
    I've never seen them made with canadian bacon, I love it!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Mary. I wasn't positive the bacon would work well, but it did and they taste great. Thanks for coming by Simply Sated today.
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    Madam Ambassador: You're one step closer to Royal dining, I'm sure ;) I've been wanting to make plain straws, and your recipe looks so great! Wonderful!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Patricia. I love these and have some variations on-the-theme in my head. I'm just trying to figure out whom to invite to that dinner party. Maybe I will have a better chance with my old flame Robert Redford:-)
    Sharon (Nut Free Wok)
    Wow, my kids love cheese, bacon, and breadsticks. Your all in one recipe rocks, thanks!
    Nettie Moore
    I love these, MMMM I could eat a dozen, would love to try them with bacon OMG!! Nettie
      Susie Gall
      Thanks, Nettie. I KNOW these would be delicious with bacon. Thanks for coming by today.
    Mike Benayoun
    I don't eat bacon but man, do these look good. Great job Susie!
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