Get in the nostalgic party mood by rustling up some quick and easy pastry cheese straws, with Parma ham for extra bite.
Preparation Time: 30min, plus 30min chilling.
Cooking Time: 15min
- In a large bowl beat the spread. Then beat in the cheese and add the flour, baking powder and cayenne pepper and mix. Add the egg yolk and 1 tbsp cold water and mix together to form a smooth dough, adding a little extra water if needed. Shape into a flat disc, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30min.
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5. Divide the dough into 2, then roll each piece into a rectangle 15cm x 30cm. Brush one with a little beaten egg white and place the Parma ham slices on top in a single even layer. Brush again with egg white and place the second rectangle on top. Roll lightly to seal.
- Cut into 20 x 15cm strips, twisting each strip a few times before placing on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Brush the strips with egg white, sprinkle over the Parmesan and then bake in the oven for 15min or until golden.
- Leave to cool for a few min before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.