Cheese Straws

gluten-free dairy-free


100 g (4 oz) gluten-free flour
1 x 5 ml spoon (1 teaspoon) gluten-free baking powder
1/8 x 5 ml spoon (1/8 teaspoon) xanthan gum
pinch dry mustard powder
pinch salt
50 g (2 oz) dairy-free margarine
75 g (3 oz) dairy-free cheese alternative, grated
1 large egg, beaten

What to do:
  1. Preheat your oven to 180'C / 350'F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, mustard powder and salt.
  4. Rub in the margarine until well mixed.
  5. Stir in the grated cheese alternative and enough of the beaten egg to make a fairly stiff dough.
  6. Roll the dough out thinly and cut in to strips then place on to your baking tray.
  7. Sprinkle the strips with extra grated cheese alternative if desired.
  8. Bake in the middle of your oven for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Serve with salads, at parties or in picnics.
  10. These cheese straws keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.