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                             CROUTES AU FROMAGE
 
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 Serving Size  : 46   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/eggs                      Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            Flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           Cayenne pepper
    6       tb           Unsalted butter, cut into bi
                         -s
    1       c            Sharp cheddar cheese, coarse
                         -y grated
    3       tb           Heavy cream
    1       lg           Egg, beaten lightly
    1 1/2   c            Swiss cheese, finely shredde
    3       tb           Butter, softened
 
   Into a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and cayenne.  Blend in the
   butter and Cheddar cheese.  Stir in the cream, stirring until the mixture
   forms dough. Chill, wrapped in wax paper, for 2 hours. Roll out dough
   1/16-inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into rounds, using a
   1-1/2-inch cutter.  Reroll scraps and cut out more rounds. Arrange on
   baking sheets, brush them lighly with the egg, and bake in the middle of a
   preheated 450f oven for 5-7 minutes, or until browned lightly. In a small
   container, cream together the Swiss cheese and softened butter. Arrange
   half the rounds, bottom sides up, on baking sheets. Divide the cheese
   mixture among them.  Make sandwiches by pressing the remaining rounds on
   top and pressing lightly. Bake the croutes in the 450f oven for 4 minutes,
   or until the cheese is just melted. Makes 46 croutes. a Gourmet 1969
   favorite.
  
 
 
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