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Cheese straws

These cheesy pastry straws make a tasty finger food, suitable from 9 months

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • A little work
  • 15
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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.
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