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 —inpatskitchen
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.
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.
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.
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!