Homemade Pimento Cheese Squares
 
 
Cheesy spicy appetizers you can't stop eating!
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Ingredients
  • 1 (4 oz) jar diced pimentos
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Drain pimentos and pat them dry using a paper towel. Chop them fine and keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix flour, mustard, chili flakes. To it add pimentos and mix to coat.
  4. In another bowl, beat cheese,oil and salt until it's all mixed. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. You can also knead a little bit using hands to make sure pimentos are evenly distributed.
  6. Transfer it to a floured surface and divide it into 2 equal portions. Roll one portion at a time into a ⅛th inch thickness and cut using a cookie cutter any shape you desire.
  7. Place ½" apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes (I found the right crispiness I wanted by baking them for 17 minutes) and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Once fully cooled, store in an airtight container.
Notes
These stay good for upto a week or more at room temperature but if living in hot climate, I would suggest storing them in refrigerator and reheating in toaster oven and cooling before eating.
Recipe adapted from myrecipes.com (Pimiento Cheese Squares)
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/homemade-pimento-cheese-squares/