Homemade Cheese Straws

Whilst on our way back from town the other day, SmallSmall spied the jaunty red awning of a certain High St baker, and asked for a cheese straw.
For some unknown reason, instead of saying “Yes” and handing over 60p an having a contented child (for five minutes), I responded with “Noooo, you don’t want one of those, we’ll go home and make some cheese straws”!. Which sounds great, but when you are 3, and you want a cheese straw, having to wait an hour or two to get one, is really not so great. Foolish mummy.

Anyway, we went home, and I did attempt to improvise cheese straws, all the while fending off repeated “Are they ready yet”s.
In short, these are not the sort of thing to attempt with a hungry and impatient 3 year old, but they are pretty yummy…

This is what you need:

This is what you do:

These are delicious, and taste “like the ones from the bakers”-high praise from the Smalls…!
I have frozen some too, and am pleased to report that they seem to withstand this well.



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Charlotte Clark - 20/07/2014

Every childhood should have memories of cheese straws.

Jen - 22/07/2014

Yes, you’re right :)

Mary Dawson - 21/07/2014

Did you freeze before or after cooking?

Jen - 22/07/2014

After cooking Mary

Becky A - 21/07/2014

Lovely – this is really interesting as I posted my own experiments with cheese straws recently and they are completely different.

Mine uses shortcrust pasty and a little mustard powder and the cheese is mixed in with the dough. I’m going to have to try both and get the family to vote on their favourite.

Jen - 22/07/2014

Let us know the results Becky!

Vivienne Downes - 21/07/2014

Not just for the little ones … They are great with a glass of wine :o)

Jen - 22/07/2014

Good point!

lindaswildlifegarden - 21/07/2014

Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
Awesome and thank you for sharing

Karolyn - 21/07/2014

My Nana was always asked to make the cheese straws for fundraisers/whist drives/charity dos in the village – I remember grating the cheese for her…in a washing up bowl, such was the quantity!! Oh my aching arms!! ;-)

Jen - 22/07/2014

Wow, that’s a lot of cheese…!

Daddy Fix it - 21/07/2014

They were truly awsome!!!! More please

Jen - 22/07/2014


Angel Jem - 28/07/2014

Are they ready yet? Can I have some? Are we there yet?

Seriously, these look great. I think I need some cheese straws for a picnic tomorrow.

Jen - 30/07/2014

They are AWESOME!

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