Crunchy cheese straws recipe

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  • Serves 12
  • 15mins to prepare 10-15mins to cook
  • 143 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Unwrap the pastry and cover with damp, but not wet, kitchen paper. Place one sheet on a work surface. Stir together the melted butter and oil and brush a little of it all over the filo. Now sprinkle over a heaped spoonful of the cheese and add a pinch of paprika. 

Fold the pastry in half widthways, press down to remove any air bubbles, then tightly roll it up lengthways to form a thin cylinder. Cut this in half and you should be left with two straws that are each about 15cm (6in) long. Place on a baking sheet, then repeat with the remaining pastry.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Brush the straws all over with more of the butter mixture, then bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Set aside on kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil, and allow to cool before serving. 

Storage tip

The straws will keep in an airtight container for 1 day.

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  • Ingredients

  • 6 large sheets ready-made filo pastry
  • 25g (1oz) butter, melted
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 50g (2oz) Parmesan, grated
  • 1tsp paprika
  • Energy 600kj 143kcal 7%
  • Fat 7g 9%
  • Saturates 2g 12%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.8g Protein 3.9g Fibre 0.7g


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