Cheese Stars

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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If you haven’t got a star-cutter, do not even begin to worry. You could just as easily use a floured glass to cut out small rounds. But I find anything made out of stars beautiful, and my children do, too; I like as well the evocation of the cheese straws of my childhood, which these, in effect, are anyway.


  • 50 g self-raising flour
  • pinch cayenne
  • 25 g sof


Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200°C. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Just using hands is most fun for children, but a food processor (let them ceremoniously press the on-button) is fine if you prefer it. You shouldn’t need any liquid to bind this. When it first comes toget