Parmesan, Puff Pastry Straws

Recipe by TOOLBELT DIVA
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READY IN: 42mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Note: The saltiness of Parmesan cheese varies from wheel to wheel, so be sure to taste the cheese before adding it to the mixture; If it is salty, reduce the amount of salt added to 1 t or alternatively, eliminate the added salt, entirely; You may choose to make your own pastry, or not; If not, then Tenderflake makes an excellent Puff Pastry, and you can purchase this from the frozen pastry section at your favourite Supermarket.
  • Preheat Oven to 425F, with the rack in the centre.
  • Place the chilled puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out the dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick, making a 24 x 26 inch square (if you use the packaged puff pastry, your square will be slightly smaller-- That is OK, you will have two squares) Use a sharp knife to trim the edges of the dough; this will help make the edges uniform as they cook.
  • Brush the dough lightly with the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle the dough with 3/4 cup of the Parmesan and 1 tsp of the salt.
  • Brush the surface of the dough with the egg.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining salt and Parmesan.
  • Using a very sharp knife, cut the dough vertically, into 1/2 inch strips.
  • Transfer 6 of the strips to a baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart.
  • Grab each end of the dough strip with your fingers, and carefully stretch and twist the strip in opposite directions to create spiral strips.
  • Continue with the remaining strips of dough.
  • Bake until golden brown, 10- 12 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes to firm up.
  • Using both hands, transfer the sticks to a wire rack or serving platter.
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