• 40g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 85g Plain flour
  • 40g Butter
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • A splash of milk


  • STEP 1

    Use a little butter to grease a baking sheet and set the oven to preheat at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.

  • STEP 2

    Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the butter.

  • STEP 3

    Rub in the butter until it creates ‘breadcrumbs’.

  • STEP 4

    Add the cheese, then half the beaten egg and mix with a knife. Bring the dough together with your hands.

  • STEP 5

    Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is 1/2cm thick. Cut out the ‘straws’ and place on the baking sheet.

  • STEP 6

    Glaze with the rest of the egg if you have enough, or some milk.

  • STEP 7

    Put in the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown.

  • Older children will enjoy helping to make these – rubbing in the butter, rolling out the dough and brushing the straws with egg or milk.