Light Wholemeal Cheese Straws

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Appears in
Josceline Dimbleby’s Complete Cookbook

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1997

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Cheese straws are universally popular at a party and these are an especially good version. You can vary them by substituting 2 teaspoons of curry powder for the paprika. Conveniently the straws can also be made several days ahead.


  • 225 g/8 oz wholemeal flour
  • 4 level teaspoons baking powder


Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, add the paprika, cayenne pepper and caraway seeds and mix all evenly together. Then stir in the grated cheese. Cut the butter into small pieces and rub it into the flour and cheese mixture with your fingertips. Add the egg yolks and mix with a wooden spoon to a stiff dough.

Preheat the oven to