4. Thyme and Cheese Straws**

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Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

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Ok, these are not exactly classic biscuits, but they are a form of savoury biscuit, everyone’s favourite with drinks. Use a good Scottish Cheddar-style cheese such as Mull or Locharthur.


  • 375 g sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 medium free-range egg, beaten
  • 75 g/


Lay out the pastry on a large board and brush with the egg. Scatter two thirds of the cheese over one half of the rectangle, leaving a narrow border round the edges. Scatter the thyme leaves over the cheese, season with sea salt and black pepper and fold over the remaining pastry half to enclose. Lightly roll with a rolling pin to seal.

Brush the surface with the egg and scatter over th