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Thursday, 17 September 2015


To make 40 straws:
15g/ ½ oz yeast
125ml/4fl oz lukewarm water
250g/8oz flour
125g/5oz softened butter
1 egg yolk
1 tsp salt
2-3 tbsps coriander seeds
1 egg
Butter fo greasing

Preperation time:
20 minutes
Nutrotional value:
Analysis per serving,approx:
·        210kj/50kcal per straw
·        1g protein
·        3g fat
·        5g carbohydrate

Crumble the yeast into lukewarm water,stir well,cover and leave for about 30 minutes.
Sift the flour into a bowl,Cut the butter into knobs and place around the edge of the flour with the salt and egg yolk.

Pour the yeast in the moddle,Stir first with a spoon and then knead to a amooth dough, Cover and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 200/400/gas mark 6 and grease the baking tray.
Roll out the  dough on a floured work top into a sheet about 20cm/8inches by 40cm/16inches and to a thickness of about 1cm/ ½ inch,Cut fingers about 1cm/ ½ inch wide and then lay them out on the baking tray about 2 cm/1inch apart.

Crush the corander seeds using a pestle  and mortar,Whisk the egg white the salt,Coat the straw with the egg and then sprinkle whitw the coriander seeds,Bake the straws in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.

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