Quick cheese straws

Quick cheese straws

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 8
Delicious cheesy sticks, perfect for dipping, just as good on their own - ready in under 20 minutes.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze before baking
  • Vegetarian


  • kcal75
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.18g
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  • 350g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • four handfuls grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • handful flour, to roll pastry on



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…


  1. 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.

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3rd Dec, 2017
Great snack at the football. Cheese straws, fresh cherry toms and a Bloody Mary are the perfect alternative to beef tea and a soggy pie.
23rd Apr, 2016
This is the quickest recipe ever thank you so much done and cooked in 15 minutes and so lush, but always brush my pastry with egg and milk to make it golden
15th Dec, 2015
Really loved this recipe, I used Dijon mustard spread on the pastry and a strong Cheddar cheese. So fast and tastes great!
16th Jun, 2015
Lovely recipe, easy peasy to make - Poppy age 6
17th May, 2015
Needs more cheese in the puff pastry. Perhaps a strong mature cheddar.
26th Aug, 2014
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!
23rd Feb, 2014
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 :)
19th Jul, 2013
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!
29th May, 2013
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.
22nd Dec, 2012
Found it better not to twist them as cheese kept falling out. Used mature cheese and grated onion with Parmesan on top . Delicious !!!!!!


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