I love the holidays when you just get to bake all the time...and then eat it! Admittedly I probably put on about 8 pounds over the holidays, but surely that's what January is for...losing it all!
I love pastry based baking and when we headed back to my parents for the holidays I could resist baking some tasty treats for the family.
I made sausage and cheese rolls and cheese straws, both using my basic shortcrust pastry recipe that I used for my mince pies.
For the Cheese straws, just before adding the liquid, add:
1tsp english mustard powder
1/2tsp cayenne pepper
150g cheddar cheese
Stir together and add the liquid, bringing everything together as a dough.