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herb cheese bacon straws

Herby Cheese and Bacon Straws


Tuck into these golden brown straws of cheesy goodness.

  • Yields: 15-20 straws |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 15 mins
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1 roll ready-made puff pastry
1 packet streaky bacon, chopped
1 block mature cheddar, grated
1 block gruyere cheese, grated
2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves picked
1 handful of chopped chives
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp (15 ml) water

baking paper

Start by frying the bacon in a frying pan over a low heat. The trick is to cook it slowly, rendering the fat so that it gets crispy and crunchy. When the bacon is done, leave it to drain on some kitchen towel then roughly chop.

Unroll the puff pastry onto a sheet of baking paper. Mix the beaten egg with the water and brush the surface of the pastry with the mixture.

Sprinkle the bacon onto the pastry followed by the cheese. Then sprinkle on the rosemary and chives. Cover the pastry with another sheet of baking paper, then using a rolling pin, gently roll the ingredients into the pastry. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, slice the pastry into strips and gently twist. Slide the baking paper onto a baking tray, arrange the twists neatly and brush any exposed pastry with the egg mix.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Tip: You can also use the grill for a few minutes to get a perfect golden colour, but keep an eye on them as you do it.