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Puff pastry twists topped with sesame seeds in a metal basket.
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5 from 8 votes

Puff Pastry Straws

Delicate puff pastry topped with cheese, sesame seeds or poppy seeds
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Straws
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds optional
  • 1 tablespoon 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 ⅛" 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 ½" 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. 
  • Remove top sheet of parchment paper and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a baking rack. 


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Serving: 1Straw | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg