Cheese Straws


Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

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
225g butter
175g cheddar cheese
50g parmesan
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.

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Mix it all together to make a firm dough.

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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.

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Cut the dough into long strips and then twist into shape.

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Lay them on a baking tray lined with parchment.

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Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

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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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18 thoughts on “Cheese Straws

  1. I’ve never made these, but I think they are in my near future! What a great addition to a buffet, and they would be great with soup or salad too. In fact, perhaps a nice side with Lamb Pumpkin Stew!

  2. These look delicious. We all love cheese straws so I am betting they wouldn’t last long in our house – I will need to try it out. x #AnythingGoes

  3. Ooh! I didn’t think I had enough ingredients in to do baking today, but I do have enough to try these. That’s our activity sorted for this afternoon. Yum #PicknMix

    • Sally Sally says:

      They’d be great to do with your girls Laura. Kids love getting their hands dirty in the kitchen!

  4. LOVE cheese straws! They are a staple at parties in the south. I’ve created a twist to them to make them healthier for my little ones – I add baked kale that has been crushed up! They’re really good!

    • Sally Sally says:

      That’s a great idea Kellie. I’m not a bit kale fan but I do like to try it in other things to see if I can find a way to like it. It is supposed to be a superfood. I’ll have to try that next time I pop some together for a gathering.

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