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    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 13th Jun 05, 1:21 PM
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    JAMIEDODGER
    cheese straws???
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    • 13th Jun 05, 1:21 PM
    cheese straws??? 13th Jun 05 at 1:21 PM
    has anyone got a recipe for cheese straws? i have done a search and am not coming up with anything....id really appreciate the help!!
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    • MATH
    • By MATH 13th Jun 05, 1:26 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 1:26 PM
    I make two kinds of cheese straws (neither from a recipe)

    1. I make a batch of bog standard pastry and kneed in a handful of grated cheese. Roll out and cut into straws. If I'm feeling posh I may twist them and sprinkle with more cheese and cracked black pepper before popping in the oven at 220c for 15-20 mins

    2. I roll out a block of shop-bought puff pastry. Sprinkle it with grated cheese and fold in half so the cheese is hidden. Roll out again and cut into straws. HTH
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    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 13th Jun 05, 1:36 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 1:36 PM
    thanks for that thought id give them a go as a change in the lunch boxes instead of crisps!!
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  • Lillibet
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    • 13th Jun 05, 2:14 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 2:14 PM
    I 2. I roll out a block of shop-bought puff pastry. Sprinkle it with grated cheese and fold in half so the cheese is hidden. Roll out again and cut into straws. HTH
    by MATH
    For a variation try spreading a very thin layer of Marmite in the middle before adding the cheese/folding.

    HTH
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 13th Jun 05, 2:33 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 2:33 PM
    You spelled BOVRIL wrong
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    • 13th Jun 05, 2:35 PM
    You spelled BOVRIL wrong
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    Humblest apologeis:rolleyes: How could I make such a fundemental error :confused: ??
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    • By squeaky 13th Jun 05, 2:50 PM
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    You're forgiven
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  • KTFrugal
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    • 13th Jun 05, 3:11 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 3:11 PM
    Even cheaper, you can make a batch of pizza dough and knead in some parmesan, roll the dough out thinly, twist it and deep fry it. You can add herbs if you really want to be fancy.
    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 13th Jun 05, 5:41 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 5:41 PM
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    • 13th Jun 05, 5:41 PM
    MATH....thanks for that....have just now taken out first batch of cheese straws from oven!!! yummy!
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    • vernall
    • By vernall 13th Jun 05, 6:07 PM
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    quite nice sprinkled with cayenne pepper too
    • MATH
    • By MATH 13th Jun 05, 6:12 PM
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    MATH....thanks for that....have just now taken out first batch of cheese straws from oven!!! yummy!
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    I bet they don't last past Corrie hehehe

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    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 13th Jun 05, 6:53 PM
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    math..you are sooo right! on saturday i had what i thought was a cook-a-thon......30 teddy bear cookies, 20 chocolate krispie cakes, 12 flapjacks, bottle of homemade lemon squash and a homemade lasagne (for me for three meals) this morning i looked in the biscuit box and found 3 and a bit teddy cookies 2 flapjacks and a chocolate krispie cake, squash and lasagne long gone!!!! where are they putting it all (didn't help that b/f came round to stay this weekend and i kept catching him right by the biscuit box - complete coincidence he assures me!!)

    seems i will be spending all day tomorrow cooking again!! (spose that keeps me out of the shops though!!)
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  • henhog
    I failed an O level Home Econonics practical for not having all my cheese straws at the same length!
  • AussieLass
    For a variation try spreading a very thin layer of Marmite in the middle before adding the cheese/folding.

    NO way.....use vegemite instead.
    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 16th Jun 05, 6:15 PM
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    Cheese Straws

    4 oz flour
    tsp salt
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    3oz unsalted butter
    4 tbs finely grated cheddar cheese
    1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
    1 tbsp iced water

    Sift together the flour, salt and cayenne pepper. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the grated cheese.

    In a cup, mix together the egg and the water. Add this to the butter and flour mixture and with a fork mix together until it forms a stiff dough. Roll the dough into a ball and wrap in greaseproof paper. Place in the fridge and chill for 1 hour.

    Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200C,400F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a rectangle about thick. Cut the dough into strips about 2 inches long and inch wide. Arrange the strips on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in the centre of the oven for about 15 minutes or until the straws are very light brown in colour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
  • Allexie
    quite nice sprinkled with cayenne pepper too
    by vernall
    or sesame seeds......
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 2nd Aug 05, 12:32 PM
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    Cheese straws
    I am thinking of doing cheese straws for a party tonight. I did a google search but could only find an American receipe involving cups of things. I have some nice strong cheese to do them with but nothing else fancy. Anyone have a tried and tested method. The bought cheese straws are so bland


    Mary
    • Jem8472
    • By Jem8472 2nd Aug 05, 12:44 PM
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    Well the only time I make them is when we are making somthing else and have some pastry left over.

    We dont make our pastry ourself us the bought stuff in the blocks.

    using short crust all we do is:

    Roll out the pastry sprinkle grated cheese in flod the pastry over and roll it again (it wont stick together that well) and keep putting cheese in and folding over depending on how cheese you want them.

    then cut into strips, you could try twisiting them if you want.

    then we cook them at about 200C for 10 15 mins. untill they are brown really.

    simple

    Also know somthing very simlar with sugar to make a sweet version.
    Jeremy

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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 2nd Aug 05, 12:52 PM
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    You should have searched here first

    If you "search this forum" when the main listing is showing and then click on "advanced" and type into the relevant box cheese straws and then at the bottom click in "show as posts" you'll get over twenty hits.

    To see the first of them ---> Click Here
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  • overlykeensaver
    help with cheese straws
    I made cheese straws at the weekend, mainly to give to my 10 month old as a snack, but they were too crumbly and dry for her to take. Does anyone have a recipe for tasty but moist and soft cheese straws?
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