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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:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
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.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #2 Fry 200 g small pieces of bacon, add 2 tablespoons vinegar at the end of cooking and set aside.
Stage 3
15 min.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #3 Toast 200 g walnut kernels for 15 minutes in the oven at 360°F (180°C).
Stage 4
4 min.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #4 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.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #5 Mix the walnuts, bacon and Comté together.
Stage 6
3 min.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #6 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.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #7 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.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #8 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
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #9 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.
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #10 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
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks : Photo of step #11 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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
27666798 gr5201 gr408 gr
1383 %307 %491 %62 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
224965 gr423 gr33 gr
112 %25 %40 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 sticks : 9.78 €
Per stick : 2.45 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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