Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

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Cheese-based tidbits do not have to be store bought. Here is how you can make crispy cheese straws at home to amaze the kids at home. While it might take a little practice to master this, it is not so difficult if you follow the instructions to the t. What is more, it does not even call for any exotic ingredients – just simple stuff readily available in your larder, a bit of love, and an element of surprise!

Cheese Straws recipe - How to make Cheese Straws

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  200°C (400°F)   Baking Time:  20 minutes   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     24Makes 24 straws
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4 tbsp grated processed cheese
1 cup plain flour (maida)
2 pinches of salt
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
plain flour (maida) for rolling

  1. Sieve the flour and add the salt.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with finger tips till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Add the cheese and chilli powder and mix well.
  4. Add ice-cold water (approx. 1 tablespoon) and make a dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to 6 mm. (1/4") thickness.
  6. Cut into long strips with a fluted cutter and give 2 twists.
  7. Arrange the straws on an ungreased baking dish and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values per straw
Energy34 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates3.5 g
Fiber0 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A61.2 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium12.9 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium14.9 mg
Potassium6.4 mg
Zinc0 mg


Cheese Straws
 on 04 Jun 19 06:21 PM

can we use whole wheat flour instead of maida?
Cheese Straws
 on 21 Feb 19 11:07 PM

Hi Tarla ji, Pls microwave ki kuchh recepies bhi share kijiye. Can we make this cheese straws in microwave ? How much time we have to back ?
Tarla Dalal
23 Feb 19 09:48 AM
   Hi Hetal, Happy to know you liked the recipe. You cannot make this recipe in a microwave but, here is a collection from which you can try
Cheese Straws
 on 21 Jun 16 02:00 AM

Tarla Dalal
21 Jun 16 10:31 AM
   Hi Foodie , we are delighted you loved the Cheese Straw recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Cheese Straws
 on 22 May 16 12:12 PM

Love this recipe.I will make it for my son''s birthday????
Tarla Dalal
23 May 16 04:27 PM
   Thanks. Let us know how the cheese straws come out. Happy cooking.
Cheese Straws
 on 08 Aug 14 01:44 PM

I didn't know cheese straws can be cooked in just 15 minutes at home. But believe me you get nice crispy straws..just follow the recipe to the T.
Cheese Straws
 on 08 Aug 14 11:05 AM

I always bought readymade cheese straws that were expensive and not that now that i tried this recipe i always make it at home and my family enjoys them with soups....