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Cheese Pleese! Homemade cheese paste from Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood runs the HomeMade Boilies page on Facebook, writes a busy blog and has written several books aimed at budget-conscious anglers and those of us that just prefer to make our own baits. You can find his books and e-books at Amazon and at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/AnthonyWood.
CarpPro note: Cheese pastes will catch lots of catfish but they will also catch plenty of carp too. These can produce outstanding results in waters where the catfish population is low, or when the carp have move din and are feeding heavily. They can be wrapped around a small boilie, plastic bait, or bead.
I do not use paste very often but when I do there is only one paste that I use. The following recipe is what I use and have caught some very good fish on it, please feel free to look around and make other recipes but for now have a go at this one and see if it is right for you.
Right then you will need the following items:
20oz Frozen ready rolled pie crust (Pillsbury or store brand)
9oz Extra Mature Cheddar
9oz Blue Cheese
1tsp Paprika - optional
NOTE: packaging amounts vary on the dough. The trick is to have slightly less cheese as you have dough. If you can only get 15oz of dough, use 6 oz of cheese etc.
To make your paste, grate the extra mature cheddar cheese, then crumble the blue cheese and mix the two cheeses together. (You can alter the mix depending on what cheeses you have for example I sometimes just use grated cheddar and add 1tsp of Paprika for smell.)
Roll out the pastry and spread the cheese mix over it.
Fold over the pastry edges so that the cheese is trapped inside. Then gently knead the mixture until everything is all mixed together. Keep kneading it until there are no lumps left. The mixture is ready when it is an even consistency throughout.
Now put the mixture into freezer bags and freeze until ready to use. This cheese mix is ideal for carp but you will find that any lots of fish will eat it.
TIP: If you would like to tweak this recipe, you can always add a tsp of chili powder, paprika, garlic powder or other spice, flavoring. You could even add some food coloring to alter the color of your paste.