Quick cheese straws

Quick cheese straws

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition:

  • kcal75
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.18g
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Ingredients

  • 350g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • four handfuls grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

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

  • handful flour, to roll pastry on
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

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

Method

  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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lucy_drew
5th Aug, 2012
5.05
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
9th Jul, 2012
4.05
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
22nd Dec, 2011
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
19th Aug, 2011
5.05
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.
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vintagemunchkin
29th May, 2011
5.05
Lovely! I used lots of parmesan and some coarse grain mustard too. Really quick and easy.
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fayfumbs
7th Feb, 2011
3.05
Easy to make but lacked in flavour. Will add extra cheese next time and maybe some other suggested ingredients
stephjeff
17th Dec, 2010
4.05
I use pesto and cheese. My son is always asked to take these to his school Christmas parties.
cam2507
18th Jul, 2010
4.05
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
15th Sep, 2009
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
27th Aug, 2009
THink i'm going to try these at the weekend. sound yummy.

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