Big fat cheese straws

Preparation info
  • Makes:


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    • Ready in

      45 min

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Lucy's Food: Minimum Effort, Maximum Impact!

By Lucy Cufflin

Published 2013

  • About

Sometimes simple is best. Cheese straws are forever popular in my family – we have always enjoyed them as part of a picnic. We make giant ones so you can help yourself from the rug, sit back in your deck chair and it will last for a whole glass of wine before you need to move again!


  • 500 g ready made puff pastry block
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
  • 250


  1. Line your baking sheet with baking parchment. Flour the working surface and roll out the pastry to an oblong measuring about 30 x 40cm.
  2. Spread the mustard over one half and sprinkle with the cheese, leaving one half completely uncovered. Brush the plain half with beaten egg and fold the egg half over the cheese and mustard half.
  3. Pat down well with you