These cheese straws are what your tastebuds have been waiting for! Puff pastry twisted with our brilliant Blacksticks Blue, baked to crispy, golden perfection – they make the perfect munchable snack to go with drinks or share with your Lockdown companion(s)! We would like to warn you in advance that these never last long with your fellow cheese lovers because everyone loves their tantalising taste. As they are so quick and easy to make, we suggest you bake another batch and sneakily hide them away for when they’re all gone.
- A roll of Puff Pasty (you can of course make your own puff pastry, but its not the easiest, so to make this easy peasy we are using shop bought sheets)
- Blacksticks Blue (crumbled or grated - you choose or try a little of each)
- Flour (a little for dusting)
- A sheet of baking parchment or a greased baking tray
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C fan.
Line your baking tray with baking parchment or lightly grease the tray
Lightly dust a clean, flat surface with flour.
Lay out your sheets of puff pastry and cut into strips approx. 2cm wide. You can do this by simply running a knife along the pastry - they don’t have to be perfect.
Crumble or grate the cheese - you can try mixing some of our other cheeses for different flavours - but we think Blacksticks Blue works brilliantly. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of each ‘slice’.
Then lift one end of the straw and turn it over quickly to keep the cheese inside - do a couple of twists until half of the straw is twisted, and then twist the other end of the straw.
Do this with each straw and sprinkle with the left over cheese. Not too much though, as you don’t want to overload them or they won’t be crispy.
Place all the straws on the prepared baking tray and cook in the oven for about 10 mins or until golden.
Remove from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack so they are they not molten hot!
We challenge you not to eat them all before they are completely cool!
Make another top secret batch and repeat the recipe.