For over a decade, Tyler Square Antiques was the place to go, and the Tea Room Restaurant inside it served a unique lunch from its location in the mezzanine of the shop, which was inside the historic Sears building on Broadway in downtown Tyler.
Diners could expect a little basket of scratch-made teacakes and a very special cheddar cheese wafer awaiting them on every table.
This is the coveted recipe for those delicious cheese wafers, shared by Chef David Wallace!
THE TEA ROOM CHEDDAR CHEESE WAFER
3/4 cup all purpose flour (DO NOT USE SELF RISING)
1 stick butter or oleo margarine ( I'm using the oleo, same as Tearoom)
8 oz Sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (grate your own)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Let all ingredients rise to room temperature. Cream butter or oleo until fluffy.
Add flour and seasonings and continue until well combined.
Finish by adding grated cheddar cheese and mix well. Cheese will blend in nicely.
Roll dough into one-inch balls and space them on a cookie sheet. Do not flatten dough balls.
Bake until the dough flattens slightly and wafers just begin to brown lightly, about 10 minutes. Wafers will be very soft until they cool, then they will be firmer, after cooling.
Sharp Cheddar is best, but you may use any type of cheddar. These are so very good!
Check out Chef David's blog here: https://cooknguy.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/the-recipe/