This Low Carb Cheese Straws Recipe is the perfect compliment to an Italian style meal or simply for an appetizer
Low Carb Cheese Straws
The low carb, or carbohydrate, diet is the diet that famous for not allowing anything made with normal wheat flour.
If three is no wheat flour allowed than, there is no bread made from wheat flour allowed. However, there is an alternative to wheat flour that also has few carbohydrates in it.
The substitute to wheat flour is another form of flour known as “Carbalose Flour”.
Carbalose flour is a wheat flour substitute. Carbolose behaves like wheat flour when used in recipes. This is because it is made mostly from wheat, yet it lacks most non-fiber carbohydrates.
Make this cheese straw recipe with a flour alternative.
Carbalose can be used in this recipe because it contains 80% less carbs than regular flour. Carbalose is the main ingredient in Carbquick, the low carb baking mix that is used in this recipe.
Cheese straws are a tasty bread idea that is paired with Italian style cooking.
They are also known as cheese sticks or bread sticks. Cheese straws really seem to be a combination of both cheese and bread it would seem. Even though cheese straws are delicious to eat, they can also be enjoyed while on a low carb diet.
This recipe works best when you work with parchment paper.
Rolling the dough out on the parchment paper is recommended. The dough is then placed in the refrigerator and baked on the same paper. It is not essential to use this method however.
Low carb baking mix- 1 cup (see post for details)
Butter- 6 tablespoons that have been cut up
Shredded or grated cheese- 1 cup in total, can use Parmesan, Cheddar, Asiago etc or a combination of cheeses.
Eggs- 2 beaten lightly
Seasonings such as garlic flakes, Italian seasonings, salt etc.- to taste.
- In a bowl or food processor, work together your low carb baking mix and butter until they are combined into what looks like crumbles.
- Add your cheese and eggs to your mix and continue to combine your mix. When your dough forms, remove it from your bowl/processor and knead it by hand on a flat surface. You can dust the surface with additional baking mix or work on parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- When your dough has become smooth, roll it out, using a rolling pin. Do this on a parchment or plastic covered surface. I suggest that is on a cookie/baking sheet or similar pan. Roll your dough to 1/4-1/2″ thickness.
- Cover your rolled out dough and then place it into your refrigerator. Refrigerate until hard (usually a few hours ).
When you are ready to prepare your straws, preheat your oven to 350 and prep a baking sheet for nonstick. I like to use parchment paper for this.
- Cut your hardened dough into strips and arrange them on the baking sheet so that they are not touching one another.You can twist them to make them more attractive. Also, season your straws desired.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes until they begin to brown.
Prep time: 20+3 hours minutes Cook time: 18 Total time: 3 hours 38 minutes Yield: 15-18 depending on the size of your strips.
Dip these cheese straws in something yummy.
Pizza sauce, cheese sauce, or a marinara sauce are always good ideas.