Lancashire Cheese Straws

Lancashire Cheese Straws served in a stack
  • 6 servings
  • 17 minutes to prepare
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  • 350g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 150g Lancashire cheese, grated
  • 1tsp cayenne pepper


Simple to make and sure to impress, these party bites have been given a tasty local twist.

Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas mark 7. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. Unroll the pastry and brush all over with beaten egg. Sprinkle with cheese and cayenne pepper. Cut into 1cm thick strips and lay on the prepared baking trays. Bake for 12 minutes until puffed up and golden. These will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days.