Holiday fun- cheese straws

Another favourite recipe of Sophie & Ryan, is cheese straws.  Sometimes it's nice to get the kids baking something savoury for a change!

The finished product, nom nom!

  • 8oz self-raising flour 
  • 3oz hard margarine/butter 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 6oz grated cheese (a strong cheddar gives the best flavour) 
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Optional extras- 1-3 teaspoons of mustard (the little sachets of mustard you can get in pubs/cafes work quite well), or small amount of chilli powder

Getting busy stirring the dough

  1.  Pre-heat the oven to 350-375f/gas mark 4-5 and grease a baking tray
  2. Mix flour & salt, then rub in the margarine/butter 
  3. Mix in the grated cheese & mix to a stiff paste with beaten egg & milk. (I tend to beat in the mustard too at this point)
  4. Roll out thinly & cut into narrow fingers (or other shapes if you're feeling fancy!) 
  5. Place on the greased baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until brown.
  6. Leave to cool, then enjoy
Rolling out the dough


  1. I will have to make these again. Lovely easy recipe to make with the kids

    1. Definitely, then send some my way! :D We'll have to sort out the farm soon- will message you & Lisa tomorrow when I'm a bit more with it! xx


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