For full-flavoured, melt-in-the-mouth cheese straws you need a high fat content and a strong farmhouse Cheddar.
In a bowl, rub together the flour and butter to a crumb, then rub in the grated Cheddar with the cayenne pepper and salt. Add about
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ gas 4 and grease 2 baking trays with a little butter. Roll out the cheese pastry on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about
Ideally, serve while still warm.
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