I’ve made so many batches of these bacon cheese straws over the last few weeks. It’s not surprising though, since bacon and cheese are two of my most favourite savoury foods, ever! When you combine them both together with a deliciously buttery pastry then you are most certainly onto a winner.
I love cheese straws, I love everything about them. The way the fat from the cheese makes the bottoms go crispier than the top. The way the cheese just melts in your mouth when you eat them warm. I’ve loved them since I was a small child but when you add bacon and extra cheese, they stop being boring finger foods and become something awesome. You just can’t beat it. The bacon fat soaks into the pastry as the straws are cooking to give you even more flavour and the Parmesan cheese adds a lovely saltiness that cuts right through the smoked bacon. The hint of mustard really brings out the best flavours of the cheeses inside too. They are absolutely delicious. I promise.
Bacon cheese straws can be enjoyed warm from the oven (they taste best this way) or cold (if they last that long!) They’re great for picnicing or just for finger food when you’re slightly peckish. Either way, how ever you decide to enjoy the cheesey deliciousness of bacon cheese straws they will always taste awesome! Just make sure if you are eating them straight from the oven, let them cool a bit. Hot cheese burns so bad!