Puff Pastry Cheese Sticks

Day 6: Cheese Straws

To be honest, before doing this canapé, I’d never actually made cheese straws.  It was always something I had bought, but now that I have done these, there’s no way I’d buy them again.  The homemade version is so much better, IMHO! They’re great for party food, snacks & even lunchboxes.



  • Puff Pastry sheets (at least 2)
  • Cheese (I used a combination of mozzarella & colby)
  • Barkers of Geraldine Capsicum & Apricot Chutney



  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Place 1 sheet of puff pastry down on a flat surface
  • Spread the Barkers Capsicum & Apricot Chutney evenly across the pastry
  • On this, sprinkle a thin layer of cheese
  • Place the 2nd sheet of pastry on top, making sure it lines up with the bottom pastry sheet
  • Flatten as much as possible, either with your hands or a rolling pin
  • Now for the cutting – Cut into 4 squares.  Cut each square into 4 rectangles.
  • One by one, pick up each rectangle by the short sides.  Hold one side steady, whilst twisting the pastry rectangle at least twice.
  • Place on a greased or lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle a bit more cheese on each twist.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Enjoy! 🙂



  • As with all my 12 days of Canapés recipes, the ingredients are just a list of all the products I used to do this.  Feel free to chop & change for your favourite brands 🙂






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