Cheese straws

February 1, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Cheese straws recipe

These light cheese straws make the ideal appetiser or snack. So easy to make and full of cheesy goodness, ‘addictive’ is the only way to describe them. 

Cheese straws

Serves: 10 - 12
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 1 x 400g puff pastry
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) hot English mustard
  • 250g mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • poppy or sesame seeds



Preheat the oven to 200°C.


Divide the pastry into two equal parts and thinly roll out.


Spread the mustard over one piece of pastry and sprinkle with the cheese. Top with the other piece, pushing down firmly so they stick together.


Brush the egg over the top and sprinkle with your choice of poppy or sesame seeds.


Cut into thin rectangles and twist to make a cheese straw. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes.

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