Cayenne Cheddar Straws

7 September 2023 — Party, Picnic, Snack

Cayenne Cheddar Straws


200g plain flour

1 1/4 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

200g Farmhouse Cheddar cheese

120g unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tsp water

How to make it

For a moreish snack, these Cayenne Cheddar Straws are just the ticket. Ideal for kids, parties, picnics or just as a savoury offering for when visitors pop over.

  • Sift the flour, mustard powder, salt and cayenne into a bowl
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the cheese and butter on low speed until well blended
  • Gradually beat in the flour until completely incorporated
  • Add the water and beat for 1 minute
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5 times
  • On a large sheet of greaseproof paper, roll the dough into a 12 by 9 inch rectangle
  • Slide the dough onto a baking sheet and refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (200 Fan°C)
  • Cut the dough in half crosswise, then cut it into thin strips
  • Bake one sheet at a time for about 14 minutes, or until the cheese straws are golden brown and crisp
  • Let cool slightly, then transfer to a rack to cool completely

The Cheddar Straws can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Other recipes:

2 thoughts on “Cayenne Cheddar Straws

  1. Where’s the cardamom??

    1. Hi Karen, good point! These are now Cayenne Cheddar Straws!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Artisan Cheese Gift Boxes

Choose one of our selected boxes, perfect for yourself or a gift…

Artisan Cheese Subscriptions

Join our cheese club and receive a regular delivery direct to your door…

Individual Artisan Cheeses

Make up your own box, choose three and we’ll give you one free!