Recipe: Puff pastry cheese straws

Updated: May. 3, 2023 at 10:49 AM EDT
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Puff Pastry Cheese Straws Karri Perry, Blue Ribbon Favorites Oven: 425 degrees-preheated Bakes 10-12 minutes Ingredients: - 1 package frozen puff pastry - 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese-grated - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan - 1/4 tsp garlic powder - 1/4 tsp black pepper - Egg wash-1 egg lightly beaten with 1 tsp water - 1/4 tsp Flake sea salt - Allow pastry sheets to defrost slightly so they are pliable. - Working on a parchment-lined baking sheet, open one puff pastry sheet, and turn it so that the puff pastry sheet is longer horizontally. - Use a rolling pin, flatten and seal seams with just a few rolls. - Fill the top half of the sheet with 1/2 cup of freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. - Fold the empty half of the puff pastry onto the cheese and press the dough together. You’ll have a rectangle of dough with cheese in between the layers. - Using the egg wash, gently brush the dough (you’ll only use about 1-2 tsp of egg wash) - Sprinkle the egg-washed dough with - 2 Tbs of cheddar and Parmesan cheese. - Cut the dough into 8 strips. - Twist and gently stretch each piece of dough. Be sure to leave 1-2 inches between each piece of dough, dough will puff during baking. - Sprinkle all the dough pieces with about 1/2 tsp of flake sea salt. - Place baking sheet with the prepared dough into the freezer for 5 minutes—this is an important step-it really helps them to bake up beautifully. - In a preheated 425 degree oven, place the chilled cheese filled twists on the middle rack. - Set the timer for 10 minutes, and check to see that they are puffed and golden. Depending on the oven, they make bake an additional 2-3 minutes. - Let baked cheese straws cool on a baking sheet. They will firm up as they cool. - Repeat the process for the second pastry sheet.