Cheese Straws?


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I had never heard of them until a week or so ago. Seems they are popular in the UK and Southern USA. They sounded intriguing so I sorted through a load recipes online and picked one. Since I have no idea what they should taste like, or be like I found the ones I made tasted more floury than cheesy. Is that how they are supposed to be? I tried it again with less flour but just ended up with greasy flat brown blob. Anyone have a good recipe for them, that I can use in the USA? Thanks in advance.
 
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I had never heard of them until a week or so ago. Seems they are popular in the UK and Southern USA. They sounded intriguing so I sorted through a load recipes online and picked one. Since I have no idea what they should taste like, or be like I found the ones I made tasted more floury than cheesy. Is that how they are supposed to be? I tried it again with less flour but just ended up with greasy flat brown blob. Anyone have a good recipe for them, that I can use in the USA? Thanks in advance.
I make them by brushing eggwash on a sheet of puff dough, then sprinkle with grated gruyere, cut into strips as long or short or long as you want, 1/2 inch wide is ok, twist and place on paper lined tray, leave a bit of room for expansion. Don't use cheap mozzarela , it will burn black and tastes like chewing gum anyway. Roll dough 1/8 thick or buy frozen.
They're called allumettes in France...usually not twisted.

You can also sprinkle with sugar and sliced almonds and twist them, those are called sacristan.
A sacristan is the twisted brass staff held by the leader in bagpipe processions.
 
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Thank you. I just saw this, usually I get an email that said I have a response. The recipes I have seen in the USA are using cheddar cheese. Can you share your recipe to we Americans, you mention Gruyere and mozzarella. Could you share your recipe with us/me? Thanks for your response!!
 
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Can you make puff dough?
if not just buy it already made, brush with eggwash and sprinkle with gruyer,
there is no recipe, its just assemble and bake.
 

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