Pru selected our Martha Monday project this week. And these cheese straws were a perfect pick for the Memorial Day picnic I went to. They were really easy since store-bought puff pastry was the main ingredient. And they were fun because there were three different flavors.
But, back to the puff pastry. Definitely seek out the Dufour brand of puff pastry if you can. It's made with all butter and is superior to Pepperidge Farms brand in so many ways. Most of all because you don't get that weird coating in your mouth after you eat it.
As for the cheese straws themselves . . . I admit that I struggled a bit with shaping them. I thought the directions cut them a bit thin. So, I made them shorter and fatter. I ended up with about 30 cheese straws total. The cayenne pepper flavor was the most popular. It was nice to have something with a bit of kick to it. So, thanks Pru for a great Memorial Monday pick!