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How to Make Stilton Cheese Straws

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This video shows you how to make delicious cheese straws with a twist -  Stilton cheese instead of the usual Cheddar, in easy step by step instructions.  Excellent for serving with drinks or cocktails or just as a snack.

See below for the recipe which makes 48 small straws but which can be easily doubled or tripled to make more. Great for parties.

 

 

 

 

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Stilton Cheese Straws


Makes 48     -    Prep and cooking Time : 35mins


This is a twist of on traditional cheese straws which are made with English Cheddar. These flavoursome straws make a great snack by themselves or served with pre-dinner drinks or cocktails. Also excellent for parties simply double or treble the

 

 Ingredients
100g /4oz Self Raising Flour
teasp Salt
teasp Hot Paprika or Cayenne Pepper
50g /2oz Cold Butter, diced
75g /3oz Stilton Cheese crumbled or grated
1 Small Egg, Beaten


Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and line 1 or 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Sift the flour, salt and cayenne together in a large mixing bowl from as high a height as possible to incorporate sir into the flour.


2. Add the butter cubes and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3. Stir in the crumbled or grated cheese then add about half of the beaten egg and stir with a knife until the dough starts to come together.


4. Pull the dough lightly together with your hands then turn onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out into an oblong about 30cm/12-inches long x 15cm/6-inches wide and 6mm/-inch thick, cut into strips about 6mm/-inch wide then cut each strip in half widthways to form 7.5cm/3-inches long straws.


5. Place on the lined tray(s), spaced apart, brush with the remaining beaten egg and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and firm to the touch. Cool on wire racks before serving.

  • Optional
    Form long strips of pastry into a circle so you can serve the straws in bundles

  • Make longer strips and carefully twist them

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