Tuesday, March 30, 2010

delicious daisies

There's something so southern and gingham apron-y about this recipe. It says 'I'm glad you're here' and 'sit down and visit for a while.' There are many variations and, of course, the classic straw version, but I like this one the best. Probably because my precious neighbor Coma taught me how to make them years ago.

Cheese Daisies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp red pepper
pecan halves

Cream butter and cheeses together. Sift flour, salt and pepper together and add to cheese mixture. Chill 1/2 hour and then form into one-inch dough balls. Push a pecan half into the center of each ball. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 24.

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