More cheese straws, but crackers this time

Because that recipe for the cheese straws is so quick and easy, I whipped up a batch yesterday afternoon. Instead of making straws, I used a cute little shortbread cutter I picked up in Vancouver at Ming Wo (my fave kitchenwares store):

cheesey and crispy
cheesey and crispy

The sharp cheddar and red pepper flakes add a nice little bit of zing and heat to them.


And the crackers as just as addicting as the straws were.

As promised, I have some progress photos of the Noro Maiko Clapotis:

nice colour representation
nice colour representation

I am working on hank #4 and am almost done the “straight” section as called for in the pattern.  I may do an extra set of repeats to make it a bit longer.  I’ll measure and decide when I’ve completed the 13 sets of “straight rows”.  I’m halfway through #11.

silk flakes
silk flakes

This yarn reminds me very much of the Moda Dea Silk ‘n Wool that I used for my FLS.  The Maiko is wool/mohair/silk and the white slubs are the silk bits.  I am confident this will block up nicely and become soft and drapey.


2 thoughts on “More cheese straws, but crackers this time”

  1. Sorry, no time to read. Off to 12 step program for blog readers that have gained too much weight from reading great blogs that feature such tasty recipes. I will not make Cheese Straws. I will not make Cheese Straws. I will…. Oh, what the heck.
    where’s my grater?

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