Spicy Cheese Rounds Recipe

spicy cheese rounds
Ratings (4)
  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
266 Calories
22g Fat
7g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 266
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 10g
Calcium 307mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These cheese rounds, a little zippy from the cayenne pepper, taste wonderful with crudités and a glass of wine. Make sure the wine is spicy enough to hold its own against the pepper and sharp cheese flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cantal or sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Using a mixer beat together all the ingredients until a dough ball forms. The dough will look shaggy.

  2. Put the dough onto a clean, floured work surface and roll into a 15-inch long log that measures about 1 ½-inches in diameter. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  4. Unwrap chilled dough and slice into very thin (1/8-inch thick) coins. Arrange the cheese rounds in a single layer slightly apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the rounds begin to brown on the edges. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.