I am trying to mix it up a bit with snacks for packed lunches, and picky dinners for the kids. They get bored of the usual so quickly and Charlie comes home with a lunch box which has barely been touched and is absolutely ravenous .

The pair of them went mad for these chest delights and once slightly cooled but still warm from the oven I they could demolish way more than they  should . Picture yourself sitting in the garden on a balmy  summers evening with a bottle of cider and cheese straw accompaniment ( whilst reclining on your new Rattan sofas which the the courier seems to have lost in transit !!!) Sounds like bliss. but clearly  a dream right now as it’s chucking down with rain. Summer and cold drinks are nowhere to be seen!

What makes these straws extra cheesy and yangy is the feta – sounds weird but is amazing!

120g butter, softened

450g grated Cheddar

250g plain flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

100g grated feta

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade

Bung all ingredients into a mixer and blend well

Put some flour on your worktop

Roll to about 1cm thick and cut whichever shape you like

Place in the oven for 10-15 mins

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