16 Junior Outlook Cheese Straws with a twist Have a change from chocolate and make these tasty Cheese Straws this Easter – sure to be enjoyed! Pastry 200g plain flour ¼ teaspoon dry mustard 125g margarine Water to mix Filling 100g finely-‐grated cheese – red looks good Marmite, if liked What to do … 1. Set oven at 180C / Reg 4 2. Weigh ingredients 3. Rub margarine into flour until it looks like breadcrumbs 4. Add enough water to mix to a stiff dough OR make pastry with food processor 5. Roll out pastry on floured surface until it is 5mm thick Keep oblong shape 6. Cut in half lengthwise 7. If liked, Marmite may be spread on one half. 8. Press grated cheese on to pastry base (on top of Marmite, if used) 9. Put other half of pastry on top of the cheese (like a sandwich) 10. Press together well with a rolling pin 11. Cut into strips 2cm wide and 10cm long 12. Glaze with egg, if liked 13. Twist slices to give spiral effect 14. Place on greased baking tray 15. Bake for 10-‐15 minutes 16. Cool on a wire rack NB Instead of strips, try cutting the pastry into different shapes with a pastry cutter Good cooking! Janet Laight Janet, a retired Domestic Science teacher, tells us that her grandchildren enjoy making these Cheese Straws when they cook with her.