October 18, 2011
"These are a Christmas tradition in my family. We make them every year for eating and giving as gifts. Don't be put off by the chili powder, it really is a lovely taste."
- Serving Size: 1 (42.8 g)
- Calories 140
- Total Fat - 11 g
- Saturated Fat - 6 g
- Cholesterol - 30.7 mg
- Sodium - 523.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 4.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
- Sugars - 3 g
- Protein - 6.2 g
- Calcium - 153.8 mg
- Iron - 0.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Place cheeses on counter to soften up atleast 1/2 hour.
Tear off 5 sheets of waxed paper, about 8 inches long and stack them up.
On a large dinner plate, place 3-4 tbls of chili powder and spread it out in a layer. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the chili powder with your hands. You need to use the cayenne pepper, but do it to your tastes. The cayenne as the cheese sits in refrigerator will make cheese hotter/spicier the longer it sits. So use caution, but it does really make the taste, so you need to include it, be your own judge on how much, you might like more than 1/2 teaspoons We use the 1/2 teaspoon.
After its all mixed together well, make 5 even sized balls of the cheese.
Roll each ball in your hands to make a log shape. You don't want them too thin, but about 1 1/2 inch in width. I make all the rolls and place them side by side on a sheet of the wax paper.
Take each log, one by one and roll them in the chili powder to coat them completely, you will need to add more chili powder to the plate to make sure they are all covered with the chili powder. Remember to do the ends of the roll. You might need more than 6 tbls of chili powder or less, I just pour some out on a plate not measuring, and add more as needed while coating the logs.
Place each cheese roll log onto a sheet of the prepared wax paper and wrap them up by rolling and folding in the sides.
Refrigerate until the logs become firm. (about an hour).
Eat on crackers!
I unwrap the cheese logs after they are chlled and roll them again in colored saran wrap if I am giving them as gifts.
Tips & Variations
- Waxed paper