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Cheesy Cheese Straws

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

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My cheese straws have been a big hit every time I've made them. From Saturday's lunch to new years eve party- they always go down well.

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  • 75g / 3oz wholemeal flour
  • 60g / 2 and a half oz plain flour
  • 125g / 4oz butter, cubed
  • 1 egg (seperated)
  • 60g / 2 and a half oz chedder/parmasan mixed and finely grated
  • half tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds and seseme seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade / 400 degrees fahrenheit / Gas mark 6.

  2. Rub the wholemeal flour, plain flour and butter untill you have crumbs. Add the egg yolk, cheese and musterd powder. Mix, then kneed into a ball.

  3. put some flour on your work surface and roll out the dough to approximately 5mm thick.

  4. Cut the pastry into straw sizes about 1 and a half cm wide and 15 cm long. Brush them with the beat egg white and sprinkle each straw with either the poppy seeds or the seseme seeds.

  5. Using a fish slice, put each straw onto a lightly greased oven tray. Bake for about 10 minutes, until lightly golden.

  6. Once cooked put them immeidietly on a wire rack to cool.

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