Cheese straws for a birthday

@JudyEv (300691)
Rockingham, Australia
December 3, 2022 6:37pm CST
The photo shows the bacon straws I made yesterday. There is cheese in the pastry which is then smeared with Dijon mustard. After laying the bacon strips on the pastry, you cut the pastry into strips then twist each strip. They are quite nice but I’m not sure I’ll make them again. They are to take up to Vince’s brother for his 73rd birthday celebration. His wife passed away just over 12 months ago and sometimes he’s a bit lost. But he’s having some musician friends to visit and we’ll have lunch together then a jam. He used to play for square dances with these guys and still gets together with them from time to time. A few years ago, one of them was Australian Bush Poet of the year. He's the same brother we’ve been doing the brick-paving with. He and Vince are closest in age of the seven siblings. We're staying the night so I may not be here much today.
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@CarolDM (201837)
• United States
4 Dec
Oh yum, I would like some of these please! I have heard of cheese straws but never made any before.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
I also make a simpler cheese straw which doesn't have bacon in it.
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@CarolDM (201837)
• United States
5 Dec
@JudyEv I would like them both I am sure.
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@LadyDuck (426750)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
Those looks good, do you use a puff pastry base or it's a different kind of pastry?
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@LadyDuck (426750)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@JudyEv Thank you Judy, I also use puff pastry to make the same and also with sliced ham instead of bacon.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
@LadyDuck Sliced ham might be easier to manage than bacon.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
These were made with puff pastry.
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@jobelbojel (34911)
• Philippines
4 Dec
Having a musician friends is one of the best in the party. You get to listen to their music and it is free for sure.
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@jobelbojel (34911)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@JudyEv soothing to the ears for sure.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
I sat back and really enjoyed listening to the group playing.
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@DaddyEvil (111623)
• United States
4 Dec
The cheese straws look and sound very tasty but, if they're a pain in the tush to make, I might not try making them myself. I'll tell Pretty and see if she feels like helping me make some. Thanks for the idea. I hope you all enjoy the evening and happy birthday to your bil.
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@DaddyEvil (111623)
• United States
5 Dec
@JudyEv Pretty and I usually use Colby Jack cheese when we're cooking with cheese. What kind did you use?
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
@DaddyEvil It's a cheese from NSW. The brand is Bega and I get their tasty cheese.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
They're not that difficult really and quite tasty. Maybe I should have used a stronger cheese.
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@oahuwriter (28464)
• United States
4 Dec
They look scrumptious! But the work to create it...hmm. Happy birthday, to your husband's brother and sad about his recent loss. Have a nice party and enjoy your sleepover! See you when you return.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
I used ready-made sheet pastry so it wasn't too much work really.
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@oahuwriter (28464)
• United States
6 Dec
@JudyEv Ok. Frying bacon is already lots to do.
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@Beestring (9796)
• Hong Kong
4 Dec
The bacon cheese straws look delicious. Happy birthday to your brother-in-law.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
He enjoyed his day, thanks. The first few birthdays/anniversaries are a bit tough when you are suddenly on your own.
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@Beestring (9796)
• Hong Kong
5 Dec
@JudyEv I understand.
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@BarBaraPrz (40231)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Dec
I gotta get me a recipe for cheese straws... I keep reading novels where that's what everyone makes for their parties.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
Cheese straws without the bacon was one of the savouries made for parties, Christmas and such. We learnt to make them at school. They're pretty simple to make.
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@RebeccasFarm (84334)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
4 Dec
Oh now cheese..you have mentioned the food of heaven and bacon yum. I hope the celebrations will be great Judy. Happy Birthday to him.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
We had a lovely day and evening thanks. And now we're home again.
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@LeaPea2417 (35627)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Dec
Cheese straws is a very Southern food here in the US South. I remember many years ago eating the best cheese straws at my cousin's bridesmaid breakfast. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
I make a different cheese straw too that doesn't have bacon in it. We learnt to make them at school.
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@marlina (155313)
• Canada
5 Dec
Sounds very tasty.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
They are nice but I like most savoury things.
@wolfgirl569 (69256)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Dec
Those do sound good. Have fun
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
We had a very enjoyable time thanks. We're home again now and the vacuuming still hasn't been done!
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@andriaperry (117311)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Dec
I've never had those, looks delicious.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
They were quite nice - best to have them hot.
@Ronrybs (17366)
• London, England
4 Dec
I don't think I have ever eaten cheese and/or bacon straws, let alone made any. Looks pretty straight forward, so I'll probably have a disaster on my hands!
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
I used sheet pastry to make it easier. I make other cheese straws too (no bacon). They are pretty foolproof.
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@LindaOHio (115026)
• United States
4 Dec
Sounds like a good time; and your bacon straws sound and look delicious. Have fun and Happy Birthday to your BIL.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
He really enjoyed his day - playing music with a couple of old friends, then all his grandchildren dropped in to say hello which was nice.
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@snowy22315 (149307)
• United States
4 Dec
Well enjoy your time there!
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
Thanks. We did enjoy it and are home a gain now.
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@DWDavis (21219)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 Dec
The bacon cheese sticks look delicious. I hope Vince's brother has a wonderful birthday.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
He did thanks. He hadn't seen his musician friends for some years and all his grandkids dropped in to say hello too so it was a lovely day for him.
@RasmaSandra (61510)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Dec
They look so good. I hope you have a nice birthday celebration,
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
We did thanks. It was a very pleasant afternoon and evening.
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@pitsipeahie (3753)
4 Dec
Those cheese straws reminded me of the cheese sticks I make. Its cheese cut into thin slices wrapped in spring roll wrapper then fried. Sprinkling it with cheese powder is optional. There's also those cheese cubes that we wrap in bacon slices then fry. Delicious! Good to eat once in a while.
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@JudyEv (300691)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Dec
Those are a bit different but sound equally as good. As you say, they're good for a special treat.
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