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Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks


Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
These crusty mini-baguetttes are generously dotted with diced Comté cheese, toasted walnuts and fried bacon bits.

They are ideal for slicing and serving as an aperitif snack.
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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

For 4 sticks, you will need:

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14 min.2 hours 50 min.47 min.3 hours 51 min.
Preservation:
Several days wrapped in a cloth. Freezes very well.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #1
Cut 200 g Comté cheese into small dice and set aside.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
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Fry 200 g small pieces of bacon, add 2 tablespoons vinegar at the end of cooking and set aside.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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Toast 200 g walnut kernels for 15 minutes in the oven at 360°F (180°C).

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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You can rub the walnuts in a teatowel when they come out of the oven to help remove the skins, but this is not essential.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Mix the walnuts, bacon and Comté together.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Mix these into 600 g bread dough. The simplest way is to knead with a food processor on slow speed.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.

Stage 7 - 1 hour 30 min.
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Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a large, clean bowl and cover with a plastic sheet. Leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.

Stage 8 - 20 min.
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After this, weigh out the dough into lumps of about 300 g and shape into balls.

Leave to rest for 20 minutes covered with a plastic sheet.

Stage 9 - 1 hour
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Next, roll the balls out into long sticks and lay in a baguette mould or tin.

Leave to rest for 1 hour, covered with a plastic sheet as before.

Stage 10 - 25 min.
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Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes at 250°C (480°F) until the mini-baguettes are golden brown.

Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..

Stage 11
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Served sliced as an aperitif snack, for example, success is guaranteed!

Remarks

If you do not have any Comté, try and use a similar kind of cheese, such as Gruyère or Emmental.

You will notice that the added goodies amount to nearly as much as the bread dough itself. This may seem a lot, but it is the secret that puts the "special" in a special bread.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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