Cheese & mustard straws

Cheese & mustard straws

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 28

The cheese straw is a versatile favourite. Add mustard and cayenne to give this entertaining staple a little kick

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
72
protein
2g
carbs
6g
fat
5g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.18g

Ingredients

  • 375g sheet shortcrust pastry
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese
  • pinch mustard powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten

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Method

  1. Cover half the shortcrust pastry sheet with grated cheddar, mustard powder and cayenne. Fold the pastry over like a book and roll lightly with a rolling pin to seal.
  2. Cut into 1cm strips, then halve each strip and twist 2-3 times. Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment, cover with cling film and freeze. To serve, brush with beaten egg and cook at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 25-30 mins or until golden and crisp.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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glitter1007's picture

Disappointing - not a great cheese straw recipe. Not enough cheese, too much pastry.

atg123's picture
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Have done these with Shortcrust and Puff Pastry. Both work well but the Puff pastry does lack some substance. Needs an extra mature chedder as mentioned before. Half a pinch of cayenne would probably be enough as well. Otherwise, lovely and so simple.

I think the freezing is part of the process.

jak-jak's picture

confused! this reads - to me! that freezing is part of the process?? do you then cook from frozen or can you just prepare and cook. Sorry that sounds silly but not made cheese straws before & catering for 65 at the weekend! I like the look of this recipe - thanks!

chilledchips's picture

Lovely with hot tomato & mixed pepper soup!

emmakanter68's picture
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Just made these with my 8year old daughter. Fun, easy and quick to make. Next time I would however use a stronger cheese as the cheese flavour was a bit on the light side in my opinion

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