Easy cheese straws



  • 150 g unsalted butter (cold)
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 75 g Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika , plus extra for sprinkling over


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°C/gas mark 6.
  2. Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  3. Cut the butter into small cubes, then place in a bowl. Add the flour and rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Finely grate the Parmesan, then add 60g to the flour and butter, along with the mustard and paprika. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of cold water until the mixture comes together.
  5. Roll it out on a floured surface, forming a rectangle about 1cm thick. Slice it into 1cm sticks and place onto the baking sheets.
  6. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese, a little more paprika and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden.

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