How to Bake Bacon and Cheese Straws

How to Bake Bacon and Cheese Straws

Yields: 14

Preparation time: 20 mins + 30 mins (inactive)

Cooking time: 25 mins

Ingredients needed to make Bacon and Cheese Straws:

  • One 13 oz puff pastry
  • 3 ½ oz mature cheddar, grated
  • 14 streaky bacon slices
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • All purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Cooking instructions for Bacon and Cheese Straws:

  • Spread a grease-proof paper across a baking tray and set aside.
  • Place the pastry block onto a lightly floured working counter and flatten it out, using a floured rolling pin, into a ¼’’ thick, large rectangle.
  • Rotate the pastry so that the longer side will face you and spoon the mustard all over it.
  • Scatter the grated cheese on top, followed by a dash of ground black pepper.
  • Arrange the bacon slices, side by side yet spaced apart, on top of the cheese layer and slice the pastry along the gap between two bacon slices.
  • Twist each strip of pastry several times so that they are curled into a straw-like structure.
  • Lay it down on the prepared tray and prepare rest of the cheese straws in a similar fashion.
  • Leave them in the fridge for half an hour to chill and warm up your oven to 425 degrees F in the meantime.
  • Remove the tray from the fridge and smother them with a lashing of the beaten egg to glaze.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and pop the tray with cheese straws, into the oven.
  • Bake them for 25 minutes or until the cheese straws puff up and turn golden brown.
  • Take them out of the oven and place them on the wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve at room temperature.

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