In a bowl mix the Flour and Cayenne Pepper. Add and Butter using the finger tips to thoroughly blend in with the flour.
Add the grated Cheese followed by the Egg and stir well in.
Remove from the bowl and kneed well to form a ball
Squash the dough to 125mm diameter. Place in fridge for at least 30 mins
Roll out the cold dough out to about 5mm thick. Try to form a squarish shape (I pat the sides in with a Pallet Knife)
I Use a School Ruler edge, flat on the pastry, to cut with a Knife 5mm (approx) wide strips of dough 150mm long. Place on a baking tray (soldier file) brush each Straw with Milk. Hand scatter the Salt equally on the top Place in a preheated oven 160c and bake for about 10-15 mins or until brown
- Keep reforming the dough until it's all used. Monitor the baking process carefully or they may burn
Don't remove the Straws from the baking tray until cold or they may break