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Cheese Straws


I can't find the cheese straw recipe that everyone is talking about.

Posted at 21st Dec 2008 - 03:16PM   Posted by Cait   Cheese Straws Comments: 4

Preseli Mags's Avatar It's in the forum under 'Practical'. Look for 'Food & Drink' and then scroll down (a lot) to 'The very bestest cheese straws in the world'.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 21st Dec 2008 at 04:15PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar My mother has been making these cheese straws for as long as I can remember,the recipe comes from a 1930's Scottish Cook book.
I made some the other day for a buffet party and realised that I just expected cheese straws to taste like this, however from the number of people who asked for the recipe and who have since made them and have been complimented they clearly don't all taste the same so here it is for those who would like it.


2oz Plain Flour
2oz Butter
2oz Tasty grated cheese
1 Egg Yolk ( the whites can be saved and used for meringues)
2 teaspoonfuls of water.
Finely grated Parmesan cheese for rolling out on

Mix the butter and flour until crumbed, add the cheese and stir in.

Add the egg yolk and finally the water, mix gently into a ball.

Leave for about 20 mins to chill

Roll out on the parmesan cheese and a small amount of flour.

Cut into strips.

Bake on a greased baking sheet in a medium/hot oven ( I can't tell you the heat as mine is Aga I use the bottom of the top to thoses of you who have one) ( will get back to you on the heat will ask Mother!!)

Leave to cool if you can!

This should make about 20 straws.

Increase the recipe for more and the raw pastry can be frozen in blocks for future use. this is a great recipe for using up the tatty pieces of cheese that lurk in the bottom of the cheese box.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 21st Dec 2008 at 07:07PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you for putting this up again. Perhaps someone should take on putting together the Purplecoo Cookbook and no I am not volunteering for this one.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 21st Dec 2008 at 09:17PM

Camilla's Avatar That's a really lovely idea WW, it should sell like hotcakes.


Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Dec 2008 at 02:48AM

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