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Parmesan Puff Pastry Cheese Straws www.thehomecookskitchen.com - perfect for entertaining, easy appetizer

Parmesan Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

The Home Cook's Kitchen
A delicate, yet delicious appetizer that your guests will love! Soft and crunchy parmesan puff pastry cheese straws that can be made in no time!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Australian, British
Servings 24
Calories 137 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed see note 1
  • 1.5 cups parmesan cheese grated see note 2
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C and layout parchment paper onto two baking trays
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese onto a large board. Sprinkle over ½ teaspoon of paprika and a crack of salt and pepper over cheese, mix with fingers.
  • Lay puff pastry over cheese. Top with another ¼ cup of cheese, ½ teaspoon of paprika and salt and pepper.
  • Roll out puff pastry to ⅛ inch thick - this will press the cheese into the pastry.
  • Fold pastry in half.
  • Top with another ¼ cup of cheese, ½ teaspoon of paprika and salt and pepper.
  • Roll out again to ⅛ inch thick. Aim to make one side at least 10 inches long.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into strips, roughly 1 inch wide.
  • Transfer to baking tray and twist into shape - take either end and twist in opposite direction to create a spiral. Straws should be about 1 inch apart from each other to allow for expansion.
  • Chill for 10 minutes to an hour to set pastry shape.
  • Bake 15 - 25 minutes in the oven, flipping over halfway.
  • Cook until pastry is puffed and cheese is starting to go brown and crispy. Some may take longer than others to cook. They should be dry to touch and crispy.
  • Remove from oven, cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve warmed or store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Best eaten the same day they are baked.

Notes

note 1 - to thaw, leave pastry out on a board for 10 minutes or so, until pastry has thawed and can easily be worked. You should be able to fold it out without it breaking or being stiff.
note 2 - as parmesan cheese can be expensive, substitute half the parmesan for regular cheddar cheese instead.