Cheese Straws - Variations!

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I'm sure many of you would have heard of 'Cheese Straws' in fact...most of your holidays would have been incomplete without them!
Well...I thought to try and make some...and in the process to try different variations of it just experiment and check and see the tastes!

So let me walk you through my experiments!
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Step 1: Basic Ingredients

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100g flour
100g cheese grated
50 g butter
1 egg beaten
1 pinch of salt
chilli powder / mustard

Step 2: Making the Basic Cheese Straw Dough

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Mix flour and softened butter.
Then mix the grated cheese
mix egg with salt and chilli powder according to your taste.
add the egg mixture to the dough and knead and make a soft dough.
roll out the cheese dough on a floured surface.

Step 3: Onion Cheese Straw

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finely chop some onions and soften them by frying.
Mix with basic cheese straw dough appropriate amount of  softened onions.
roll out dough and cut strips...twist them slightly and place in baking tray and bake!

Step 4: Crunchy Crispy Cheese Straw

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Take your basic cheese straw dough and make small sausages by rolling small balls into strips.
Dip them in well beaten egg
Then cover them with dried bread crumbs.
Deep fry em!

Step 5: Cheesy Cheese Straw

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Roll out your cheese dough on a floured surface and  place a strip of your favorite cheese.
Roll and cover the cheese up
Cut small tubes and bake!

Step 6: Savory Cheese Straw

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For this you must make your favorite filling!
mine is this  or my sisters filling from Savory Petit Four  ( we were both doing our instructables together and I used some of her leftover filling!)

Roll out your cheese dough on a floured surface and  place a strip of your favorite filling.
Roll and cover the filling up
Cut small tubes and bake!
they look too good! I want to make them
shazni (author)  marcellahella2 years ago
Please do! my favorite is the onion cheese straw! :-)
Yumm! can't wait to have some!
jennybotha2 years ago
have made them with mustard and just LOVE them, ( when I had a regular oven ). Now want to find a microwave recipe as I have one of those turbo ovens and have never mastered the baking side of it.Will look up how to do them in the micro on Google and do them again today. OH yummy !!!!!!!
shazni (author)  jennybotha2 years ago
Great! have fun eating them! :-)
Nice Instructable. I'll have to try some of these.

I've made something similar to the "Cheesy Cheese Straw" in step 5, but I used a rough puff pastry dough I whipped together. They were fantastic!
shazni (author)  MercuryCrest2 years ago
yes...I've heard of the puff pastry variation too....wanted to try and put that too in the instructable...but thought it might be too crowded as it's another pastry :-)...and would be fantastic as puff pastry by itself is so buttery and tasty :-)
Now these look good and easy to make!
shazni (author)  twinkleshine2 years ago
They are...Very   :-)
xpat732 years ago
Love cheese straws..Yummy
shazni (author)  xpat732 years ago
true....very yummy...don't think you would buy cheese bits once you make these :-)
786Ayesha2 years ago
Hmm I need some right now.
shazni (author)  786Ayesha2 years ago
wish I could send you some....But they just vanished within minutes!