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Easy Peasy Cheese Straws


Easy Peasy Cheese Straws

This was a quick emergency idea I came up with when the baby was poorly and my 12 year old daughter was badgering me for something to eat! She completed the task herself, with only a few verbal instructions, and was even awesome enough to take some of the photos for the blog.

Jenn - you rock!


1 packet puff pastry
1" wide slice of mature cheddar cheese - grated (approx 2oz/50g)
sesame seeds
flour to dust worktop


  1. Roll the pastry out on a floured worktop.
    Rolling out puff pastry
  2. Sprinkle some of the cheese over the pastry.
    Cheese Sprinkled Pastry
  3. Fold the pastry over and re-roll the pastry out.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the cheese is used up.
  5. Sprinkle the top of the pastry with sesame seeds and use the rolling pin to press them slightly into the pastry.
    Cheese patry with sesame seeds
  6. Cut the pastry in half down the length, and then into strips.
    Cut sesame seeded cheese pastry
  7. Seperate the strips and carefully lift them onto a lined (or well greased) baking sheet.
    Raw cheese straws
  8. Bake in the hot oven (200C) for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Leave to cool, then eat.
    Sesame seeded cheese straws