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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