Delicate, flaky straws topped with Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
Have you ever had puff pastry straws or cheese straws? They are so super easy and very elegant too! Your guests will think you spent hours making them.
I used my Easy Puff Pastry for these cheese straws, but you can also use store bought puff pastry. Either one will produce an impressive result.
The technique is simply roll out the dough. Brush with an egg wash and top with your favorite topping. Cut dough into strips, twist and bake. I used Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. The Parmesan cheese was my favorite. I love the baked cheesy taste. You could get very creative with your toppings and use just about anything.
Delicate puff pastry topped with cheese, sesame seeds or poppy seeds
- 1 puff pastry
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup Parmesan
- coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds optional
- 1 tblespoon sesame seeds optional
If using homemade puff pastry, divide dough in half and work with half at a time. If using store bought puff pastry, use one portion at a time. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8" thick.
Lightly beat egg and water together. Brush surface of puff pastry with egg mixture.
Sprinkle one of the toppings on surface. Sprinkle with salt.
Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into long, even 1/2" strips.
Working with one strip at a time, pick up strip and twist both ends in an opposite direction until strip is completely spiraled.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press end onto parchment paper to prevent any untwisting.
Repeat with remaining strips spacing 1" on baking sheet.
Cover baking sheet with another piece of parchment paper and refrigerate pan for 30 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Cool on a baking rack.
Dough needs to chill for at least 30 minutes before baking.
Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma Essentials of Baking.
Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma Essentials of Baking
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