Irresistible Cheese Straws

These cheesy strips of deliciousness are super yum on a platter, dipped in hummus or as an addition to smoko. 

As a kid these were what we were handed by mum for our plate for school concerts and hockey discos. 
There is nothing healthy about these. And mums recipe actually includes more butter, plus more salt on top – so I’ve gone easy on you. 

The recipe is incredibly easy. Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and gradually add cold water – enough to make a soft dough. 

Turn out onto a floured surface and gently shape into a rectangle. 
Trim the edges to make a straight line (these pieces can be re-rolled).

Roll out until about 5mm in thickness. 
Cut into strips and bake on a lined tray with edges (the butter and cheese do melt and create a mess).

Bake at 200 until golden and cheesy. Once out of the oven cool the cheese straws on a layer of paper towels. 

Irresistible Cheese Straws

These are super yum on a platter, dipped in hummus or as an addition to smoko.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Cheese grater
  • Butter knife

Ingredients

  • 100 grams grated tasty cheese (Colby works well too)
  • 80 grams grated butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup standard flour
  • cold tap water

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Gradually add cold tap water until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and gently shape into a rectangle. Trim the edges to make a straight line (these pieces can be re-rolled).
  • Roll out until the dough is about 5mm in thickness. 
  • Cut into strips and bake on a lined tray with edges (the butter and cheese to melt and create a mess). 
  • Bake at 200 until golden and cheesy.
  • Once out of the oven – cool the cheese straws on a layer of paper towels.