Black Sesame and Blue Cheese Wafers

This is a sensational departure from the well-loved, but

sometimes overworked, Southern cheese straw recipe.

Black sesame seeds may be found in any oriental grocery

if your local corner market does not carry them. The wafers

freeze well and may be recrisped in a 350 degree oven.

½ cup of blue cheese

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour

3 tablespoons of cornstarch

2 ½ tablespoons of butter

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

1 teaspoon of black sesame seeds

Freshly ground black pepper

Sea salt

Combine all ingredients, except the sesame seeds,

in a food processor until you have a well-mixed ball of

dough. Roll it into a two-inch diameter log, wrap in

plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Remove to a floured surface and cut into quarter-inch

thick wafers. Place on an oiled baking sheet,

generously press sesame seeds into the top of each

wafer and bake at 375 degrees for ten to fifteen

minutes or until crisp. Let cool before removing with

a spatula to serve or store in a sealed and

refrigerated container.

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