Happy Saturday everyone! I'm just going to post this cheese string recipe quickly before I'm off to London. I will be visiting the Cosmonauts exhibition at the Science Museum. I would like to post some photos here afterwards, but I'm afraid that photos aren't permitted in the exhibition, we will see. Afterwards I want to visit a food market and maybe a pub.
I have been wanting to make cheese strings for a while and found the recipe for these cheese strings on this Finnish webpage. I have translated it below for you. I would add a little bit more cheese than in the original recipe. That's why I added some more on the top.
200 g butter
400 g wheat flour
100 g Emmental cheese + some extra for the top (also vegetarian pasta cheese works well here)
100 ml cold water
Sesame seeds or poppy seeds
Pinch the butter into the flour.
Add the grated cheese and then the water.
Knead into a firm dough, wrap in cling film and let rest in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Roll the dough out into about ½ cm thick rectangular shape.
Cut about 2 cm wide strings from it and turn them into spirals.
Place the strings on a baking paper and brush them with a beaten egg.
Sprinkle some extra cheese and the seeds on the top.
Bake at 200 C for about 15 minutes.