Cheesy Pub Straws

July 31, 2012

Author Notes:

A favorite at British watering holes, cheese straws are a classic and so easy to make. I used a sharp cheddar, paprika and dry mustard, but feel free to use your favorite cheese and seasonings


Makes: 15 to 20 cheese straws


  • 3/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 sheet puff pastry from a 17.3 ounce package
In This Recipe


  1. In a shallow bowl, sprinkle the dry mustard and paprika on the shredded cheese and toss with your clean fingers to combine. Let sit out for an hour or so to "dry" the ingredients.
  2. Lay out the puff pastry sheet on a work surface and sprinkle with half of the cheese mixture. Place a sheet of parchment paper over and with a rolling pin, roll the pastry to set the cheese in. Turn the pastry over, sprinkle with the remaining cheese mixture, place the parchment over and roll again.
  3. Cut the pastry into strips about 1/2 inch wide, give them a twist and lay them on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a pre heated 400F oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Watch them carefully! Serve warm.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

pierino August 2, 2012
Ah! Actual pub food! I don't examine other recipes until the contest is closed but it seems that at least 70% of the submissions this time have nothing to do with pub food but are just snacks. Yours looks very good. I'll have to try this. It seems easy.
Author Comment
inpatskitchen August 2, 2012
Thanks pierino! Very easy....just watch them carefully when baking.