These are just very light, especially good cheese straws and the nutty taste of the wholemeal flour plus the spices makes them rather unusual.
Pre-heat oven to Gas 7 (425°F/220°C). Put the grated cheese into a mixing bowl. Weigh out the flour and sieve it with the baking powder and spice into the cheese. Cut the butter into small pieces and rub into the flour and cheese with your fingers. Add the egg yolks and mix with a wooden spoon into a stiff dough. Gather into a ball, press out with your hands on to a floured board and then roll to about
You can make curried cheese straws by substituting the mixed spice with 3 teaspoons of curry powder.
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