Blue Cheese Straws

8 September 2017 — Party, Picnic, Snack

Cheese straws


Makes about 20 straws.


80g (2 ¾ oz) chilled unsalted butter, cubed

150g (5 ½ oz/1 cup) plain all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting

200g (7 oz) blue cheese, crumbled

¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon sea salt flakes, plus extra for sprinkling

1 large egg yolk

How to make it

These blue cheese straws are a great opener for a dinner party. Using a dry crumbly blue will ensure the straws don’t become too soft after baking.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

Pulse the butter, flour, cheese, spices and salt in a food processor until well combined. Add the egg yolk and continue pulsing until it forms a ball of dough.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and divide the dough in half. Working with one half at a time, roll the dough out about 5mm (1/4 inch) thick. Fold in half and roll out again. Repeat this a couple more times. On the final roll, roll out to a rectangle shape, also 5mm (1/4 inch) thick. Use a sharp knife to cut long strips about 1cm (1/2 inch) wide. Carefully transfer these to baking trays lined with baking paper, arranging them closely together but not touching. Sprinkle with salt flakes and bake for approximately 20-30 minutes or until they just start to brown.

Transfer the blue cheese straws to wire racks to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

This recipe is from Milk Made.

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1 thought on “Blue Cheese Straws

  1. I would love to try your cheese it sounds zoo wonderful

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