Quick and Easy to prepare crisp Cheese Straws
whole wheat flour/atta
crushed or powdered or add as required
yellow mustard powder
1/4 or 1/2
cayenne pepper or red chili powder
tightly packed grated regular cheese or cheddar cheese
7 to 8
of water or milk
salt as required
making cheese straws dough
Mix all the dry ingredients very well - whole wheat flour, black pepper, mustard powder, cayenne pepper or red chili powder and salt.
Add butter to the dry flour mixture. With your fingers rub the butter in the flour to make a bread crumb like mixture.
Add grated cheese and lightly mix.
Then add water or milk and bring the entire mixture together to form a dough.
If the mixture appears dry, then add more water or milk.
Don't knead as we don't want gluten to form.
Cover in a bowl or in a cling film and refrigerate the dough for 30 to 40 mins. you can also refrigerate overnight.
making cheese straws
Divide the dough into 3 to 4 portions. Take one portion and on a lightly dusted work surface, roll into 1/4 inch width rectangle or circle.
With a sharp knife, cut the rolled dough vertically and make strips.
You can also use biscuit cutter to get various shapes.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 12 to 15 minutes till golden and crisp.
Remove on a rack and once cooled, store cheese straws in an air-tight box.
Cheese straws will stay good for one month.
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