Cheese Straws

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The second recipe I was introduced to was cheese straws which I loved immediately.And it is also easy and quick to make, especially if you have the dough prepared in advance or store bought.My brother-in-law had the pastry already prepared. However, I have the recipe for pastry dough here if you want to start from scratch.

Cheese Straws, cheese straws recipe



These cheese straws helped liven the spirits of all who were present in the patio. They were even eaten slowly to be savored; wrong! We couldn’t eat it any faster from the oven.I have added this recipe to my Christmas List to serve guests this Christmas coming.




1 cup flour, sifted

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

4 tbsp. shortening

¼ cup hot water

4 tbsp. butter

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 egg yolk, beaten


Mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the shortening.

Pour hot water over butter and stir to melt. Add lemon juice, egg yolk, and mix well.

Stir liquid into dry ingredients and knead.

Chill before use.





Pastry dough

Parmesan cheese, grated



Please note: Exact measurement is based on your taste, you may want to add more Parmesan (like me).

Clean and dust with flour the area in preparation of rolling out the pastry dough.
Roll out the pastry dough.
Spread the paprika on the dough. Brush with the milk afterwards.
Spread the cheese and fold the dough in half.
Cut the pastry in narrow strips.
Twist the strips and place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Brush more milk on the strips.
Bake in a preheated oven, 425 ° F for 15 minutes or until it is golden brown.
Cheese Straws

Well that’s it for another post. Bye! Coming up next, a few East Indian recipes.


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  1. Michelle says

    Is the dough supposed to be very soft before freezing? Or do I have to add more flour? I followed the dough recipe exact but it’s a strange consistency.

  2. says

    Mr Felix,,

    HELLPPPPP!! i need to try the currants roll recipe but I don’t have a pastry dough recipe without egg yolk.


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