From the Rachael Ray Show: Hot & Spicy Cheese Sticks

Sometimes when you got to a fancy bar, they serve these amazing, addictive cheese sticks. Well guess what? They’re easy to make and they’re a real crowd-pleaser when you’re entertaining. Click here to watch me make them—and here to watch me burn them (whoops!).

Clinton Kelly Hot Spicy Cheese Sticks

Hot & Spicy Cheese Sticks


  • 1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried, crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place one rack in top third of the oven, the other in lower third. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine cheese, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to make the egg wash. Set aside.
  • Working on a floured surface, cut one piece of the pastry dough in half crosswise. Brush both rectangles with the egg wash. Distribute the cheese mixture evenly onto the pastry, pressing down lightly so it adheres to the dough. Flip one rectangle so the cheese side is down. Brush with egg wash and place the second rectangle on top so cheese is on the outside of both rectangles.
  • Cut dough horizontally into 1/2-inch strips. Twist the strips to and pinch the ends to the shape holds. Place on baking sheet leaving 1 inch between each piece.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.

When you're walking home from work on a beautiful fall evening and you think, "A delicious cappuccino would make my life complete right now." Then you realize it's 5:00 and you're too old for that shit.

You know what's awesome? When you're super-excited to meet someone and she turns out to be just as smart and sweet and chic as you hoped she'd be. That's Danai Gurira, whom you might know as Michonne on The Walking Dead! Tune into @abcthechew tomorrow to see us have some fun in the kitchen! #twd #thechew #fanboy

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