Quick cheese straws

Quick cheese straws

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Delicious cheesy sticks, perfect for dipping, just as good on their own - ready in under 20 minutes.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze before baking
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
75
protein
2g
carbs
7g
fat
5g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.18g

Ingredients

  • 350g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • four handfuls grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
  • handful flour, to roll pastry on

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Method

heat oven to 220c/fan 200c/gas 7. Unroll a puff pastry, scatter over a couple of handfuls of grated Parmesan, then fold in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut into 1cm strips, then twist the strips 3-4 times. Lay on a baking sheet, scatter over more cheese and bake for 12 mins, or until golden. Leave to cool, then keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days. As these cheese straws are very delicate, roll them in kitchen paper before packing into a plastic container.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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ochloeo's picture
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I'm never buying them in a packet again, they are so easy, look amazing ( especially if you can twist each one lots, say 6-8 twists) and taste delicious!

emmaj4's picture

Great, and so easy! The final product makes them seem a lot more difficult than they are - which is great for a dinner party! Highly recommended. I'd suggest cooking them for a little longer than 12 minutes, but I prefer them crispier :)

vjforsy's picture

Wonderful! So yummy. I spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard over the pastry before I scattered on the Parmesan. I intended these to be for the weekend, for my bloke and I to dip into a 'bought' dip over the weekend. I suspect the dip will be left in the fridge though! However, I'm going to have to keep my hands away from them until later (I'm going to have to finish the one I started though - quality control of course!). I will definitely be making these again. Quick and easy and impressive!

wilburspan's picture
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Made these for an impromptu party. Took the advice about adding mustard powder and v. strong cheddar; also glazed with milk which helped the parmesan to stick. Lots of compliments and quick to make.

greenpenny's picture

Found it better not to twist them as cheese kept falling out. Used mature cheese and grated onion with Parmesan on top . Delicious !!!!!!

lucy_drew's picture
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My husband could burn a salad, so to make these perfectly, they must be easy. What is more, they were delicious. (he) Will definitely be making again!

jenniehornsby's picture
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Thought they were great, experimented with temp & timings to get them just right. Going to cut them a bit thicker than 1cm, and put salt on the top too.

seadevil's picture

Roll out the puff pastry to about 1/2inch thick and cover with a layer of crumbled blue Stilton cheese. If the cheese is moist it can be spread over - don't be shy with the cheese!

Sprinkle with cayenne pepper, or dried herbs, or mild curry powder, whatever takes your fancy.

Roll up the pastry (not folded) inot a log then roll out again to about the thickness of a pound coin. Cut and cook as described before.

sailorgirl700's picture
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Made these yesterday. I used a mature cheddar cheese and added pepper and about 1 tsp of mustard powder. They took about 12 mins to cook and came out great, lovely cheese taste and really crispy. Will make again for son's up coming 18th Birthday party.

vintagemunchkin's picture
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Lovely!
I used lots of parmesan and some coarse grain mustard too.
Really quick and easy.

fayfumbs's picture
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Easy to make but lacked in flavour. Will add extra cheese next time and maybe some other suggested ingredients

stephjeff's picture
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I use pesto and cheese. My son is always asked to take these to his school Christmas parties.

cam2507's picture
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These were a little lacklustre in taste but looked great. I may next time add some mustard powder to the rolled out dough, or a stronger tasting cheese, or even some garlic like one of the other reviewers mentioned. I might also egg wash them as well to make them shinier as the pastry is so flaky it looks a little dull.

crazydoll's picture

Love, love, love these! I spread a thin layer of marmite before add in the cheese for a great little twist! Everyone who has tried these wants more!

princess_sara's picture

THink i'm going to try these at the weekend. sound yummy.

lisel1969's picture
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A bit disappointed. All the cheese fel out whilst twisting them and even though I put loads of parmesan over the top of them on the baking sheet they still came out just tasting of pastry

dee_mrn's picture
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excellent do them for parties all the time!!! great if you add in some garlic butter all you do is when you have finished the cheese part spread on the garlic butter and finish! taste great haven't had a complaint yet!!!!

sooty212's picture
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Tried this for a party last night. Was really easy to do and tasted great with dips!

chocolatemonkeybear's picture
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Supremely easy and super tasty !!

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