With just a few simple ingredients, these cheddar straws make for an easy hors d’oeuvre or snack that pairs perfectly with wine or beer.
1 package frozen puff pastry, defrosted*
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
A few good grinds black pepper
3 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, shredded
2 tablespoons heavy cream OR 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water