This time last week I was gearing up to run my first half marathon. One week later I was eating home-made cheese straws for breakfast. Whoopsie.
Anyway - having eaten way too many of these bad boys this morning I thought I'd share the recipe with you lovely lot since (a) these are SO straightforward to make that even a blind-folded toddler could rustle them up without much trouble and (b) they keep kids quiet for a remarkably long time in between the fiddly rolling up the straws part followed by the so-quiet-you-could-hear-a-pin-drop scoffing.
So if, like me, you'd really like to find a way to put your feet up for half an hour this weekend then set the kids to work on this little task in the kitchen.
What you'll need:
- 320g pack of puff pastry (we used the Jus-Rol Puff Pastry sheets from Asda - just £1 right now)
- Small packet of grated parmesan, or other cheese of your choice, finely grated
How to make them:
- Pre-heat your oven to 190c / 375F / gas mark 5.
- Unroll a pastry sheet, sprinkle over a generous amount of Parmesan, then fold in half.
- Roll the sheet gently to 'press' the cheese in, then cut into 1cm strips
- Twist the strips several times - the more you twist, the lovelier they look.
- Pop on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Eat. All at once for breakfast is not recommended, however.
No need to thank me. In fact you might end up cursing me if you eat half a dozen in quick succession, as I've just done...