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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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For full-flavoured, melt-in-the-mouth cheese straws you need a high fat content and a strong farmhouse Cheddar.


  • 225 g/ 8 oz plain flour, sifted, plus more for dusting
  • 225 g/ 8


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 1 tablespoon of cold water and bind. Alternatively, put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse-chop to a crumb, before adding the water through the feeder tu