When I was a child, I use to spend hours in the kitchen with my Nan baking cakes, scones and bread, so being in the kitchen cooking up a storm has always been rather relaxing for me. We used to work from the same recipe book and I've been dreaming of these cheese straws for some time, so after a quick phone call and pulling out this magical book, I managed to get the recipe to share with you today. They're deliciously buttery, but still flakey in all the right ways and the hint of pepper makes them incredibly moorish!
As the book is quite old everything was done in ounces, I had to do a little converting as I grew up baking in grams, but I know most of the internet now goes for cups. If you want to add spice to your straws then be my guest and do so, I think sesame seeds or smoky paprika would be delicious.
Ingredients (Makes 12) -
100g Plain Flour
50g Cheddar Cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Water
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prep the baking tray with parchment paper.
Start off by measuring out your flour and putting it into a mixing bowl. Add the butter on top and work the flour and butter together until it resembles a breadcrumbs texture.
Add the water and seasoning to the mixture and continue to mix.
Then add your cheddar cheese. The mixture should start to resemble a dough like consistency.
Dust flour over your worktop and roll out your dough. Cut the dough 1inch wide and 4 inch long, however you can shape the straws however you want!
An added step to add a golden brown sheen to your cheese straws would be to add milk or egg to the tops before baking.
Place in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown. After baked, place them immediately on a drying rack and wait to cool. Enjoy!
Did you enjoy this super easy cheese straw recipe?