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Cheese Straws

Author Jo Allison


  • 100 g plain flour
  • 60 g cold salted butter you can use unsalted type and add pinch of salt to your flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or English mustard
  • 100 g mature cheddar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Parmesan for grating over the biscuits before baking


  • Sieve flour into the bowl and add cubed, cold butter and mustard.
  • Rub in the butter until you reach breadcrumb-like consistency.
  • Stir in grated cheese and knead until mixture comes together.
  • Cover it in clingfilm and let it rest in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line baking sheet with grease proof paper.
  • Roll out the pastry into rectangle shape (approx 32x13cm). It should be approx. 0.5cm thick.
  • Cut into straws approx. 2cm wide.
  • Brush gently with beaten egg and sprinkle over some grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 10-12min until lovely and golden.
  • Enjoy!