Makes about 16 straws
These cheese straws are so moreish. You’ll have to make a nice big batch as one just won’t be enough. They are a delicious party snack or if you fancy a lunchtime treat, either way you won’t be disappointed.
375g plain flour
½ tsp salt
175g cheddar cheese
1 tsp paprika
2 egg yolks
Sift flour into a bowl and add the salt.
Using your hands, rub the butter into the flour until you have a breadcrumb like mixture.
Grate and add the cheese to the mixture. Also add, the egg yolks, paprika and 4 tbsps of water.
Mix it all together to make a firm dough.
Wrap the dough in cling film and chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
Retrieve the dough from the fridge and roll it out to the thickness of a £1 coin.
Cut the dough into long strips and then twist into shape.
Lay them on a baking tray lined with parchment.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
Enjoy these cheese straws either on their own. I like mine with a dollop of chutney. They will keep in an airtight container, but they are best eaten freshly baked.
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