Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cheese straws recipe

Perfect for a few pre dinner nibbles with drinks. Make the ring to serve them in for an extra special touch.

You will need:
100 g Self Raising Flour
pinch  salt
pinch  mustard powder
50 g   margarine
75 g   mature Cheddar or Red Leicester cheese, grated
1 medium      egg, beaten
Egg wash (optional)
Poppy seeds (optional)

1        Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease a baking tray.
2        Mix together the flour, salt and mustard. Rub in the margarine.
3        Stir in the cheese and add sufficient egg to make a stiff dough.
4        Roll out very thinly and cut into strips. Cut a few rings for serving
          if wished. Place on a baking tray.
5        If desired brush with a little beaten egg and sprinkle on a few poppy seeds.

6        Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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