Friday, 4 December 2009
Thanks to Peter Martin for sending his late
mother's recipe for cheese straws. "They're tasty
and - since they contain no sugar - kind to the
teeth, but less so to the waistline!"
MRS MARTIN’S CHEESE STRAWS
4 oz self-raising flour
3 oz finely grated strong Cheddar cheese
2 oz butter
1 egg yolk
white pepper, ½ teaspoon salt and couple of
pinches of cayenne
Mix the flour, grated cheese, salt, pepper and
cayenne together. Rub in the butter. Mix to a
short paste with the egg yolk. Knead well until
uniform in colour. Roll out to ¼ inch in thickness.
Trim into strips about ½ inch wide and cut into
fingers about 2½ inches long. Place these on a
Place in an oven preheated to Gas Mark 4 (180o C).
Bake for 20 minutes.
N.B. If using a fan oven reduce heat to 160o C
and bake for 15 minutes only.~