Cheese Straws

Very tasty savoury snacks that are so easy to make.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine South African
Servings 4
Calories 202 kcal


  • ¾ cup flour
  • 3 oz strong, grated cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 egg yolk


  • Sift the flour and add salt, pepper and cheese.
  • Rub the butter in.
  • Form a stiff paste with the beaten egg yolk and a little cold water.
  • Roll out ¼-inch thick and cut into narrow strips 3 - 4 inches long.
  • Bake in a hot oven (450 F) until brown.


Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 445IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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