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Celebrating our 140th Anniversary

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Get Creative: Cheese Straws

Thursday 3rd January 2019


  • Mixing bowl
  • Chopping / Prep board
  • Whisk (or use fork)
  • Knife
  • Baking tray / Greaseproof paper
  • Oven


  • 4oz (100g) Self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 2oz (50g) Butter or margarine
  • 3oz (75g) Grated mature cheese
  • 1 Egg

Prepare first!

Pre-heat oven to 180°c, 350°f or Gas mark 4 ready to pop them straight into.


The following instructions could be followed with children working in pairs or individually (will produce ample to share between 2):

1. Grease or line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

2. Mix together flour, salt, pepper and rub in the margarine with your fingers.

3. Break an egg into a bowl/cup and whisk.

4. Stir in the grated cheese and add enough egg to make stiff dough.

5. Lightly flour your work surface or board and roll out dough to create a rectangular shape about the thickness of a £2 coin.

6. Cut the dough into pieces (approx. 1cm wide, lengthwise keep shorter to make it easier to move about) and then place on baking tray.

7. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until light, golden brown.

8. Let them cool down for a few minutes before moving them.

9. Children could try one or two and then take the rest home.

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