Butter Dips
Best of the Best from North Carolina, page 68


1/3 cup butter

2 1/4 cups sifted Gold Medal flour

1 tablespoon sugar

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup milk

Instructions :
Heat oven hot (425°). Melt butter in oven in oblong pan, 13 x 9 x 1 1/2
inches. Remove pan when butter is melted. Sift together flour, sugar,
baking powder, and salt. Add milk. Stir slowly with fork until dough just
clings together. Turn onto well-floured board. Roll over to coat with
flour. Knead lightly about 10 times. Roll out half-inch thick into
rectangle, 12 x 8 inches. With floured knife, cut dough in half
lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 16 strips. Pick up strips in both hands
and dip each strip on both sides in melted butter. Next lay them close
together in two rows in same pan in which butter is melted. Bake 15-20
minutes until golden brown. Serve hot. Makes 32 sticks.
Variations: (1) Add 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese to dry
ingredients. (2) Add 1/2 clove finely minced garlic to butter before
melting. (3) Sprinkle paprika, celery seed or garlic salt over dips before
Contributed by High Hampton Hospitality

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