Cheese Straws

Makes 14 
prep 30 min
cook 25 min

What you need...

  • 375g ready rolled puff pastry
  • Plain flour
  • 1 tbsp english mustard
  • 100g Cathedral City Mature Cheddar, grated
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment

What you do...

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/200F/Gas 6.
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  3. Roll the pastry out, on a lightly floured work surface, into a large rectangle around 0.5cm thick.
  4. Turn the pastry so that the longest side is facing you, spread the mustard evenly on the pastry, sprinkle with Cathedral City and season with plenty of pepper.
  5. Cut the pastry into long strips. Carefully twist each piece of pastry 4 or 5 times so it looks like a curly straw, then place on the baking tray.
  6. Chill the straws in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Brush the straws with the beaten egg.
  8. Bake them for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is well risen and golden brown.