Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PUFF PASTRY STRAWS WITH TOASTED SESAME SEEDS (recipe, pareve)


PUFF PASTRY STRAWS WITH TOASTED SESAME SEEDS P
YIELD: 80 SMALL STRAWS
The toasted sesame seeds give a wonderful flavor to the puff pastry straws. You can substitute poppy seeds if you like or use grated parmesan cheese for a dairy meal.

Prep time: 30 min.   Baking time: 15 min.

Ingredients               
1 package frozen pareve puff pastry- thawed       
8 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds               
1 egg-beaten
Equipment
Rolling pin
Pastry brush
2 large cookie sheets lined with baking parchment
Cooking racks                           
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to: 400 F.
  2. Roll out each pastry sheet on lightly floured surface until it measures 10 inches on each side. Brush each sheet with beaten egg.
  3. Sprinkle each sheet 4 tablespoons of sesame seeds. Cut each sheet into twenty ½ inch wide long strips. Cut these strips in half before twisting them into straws. Carefully place straws on cookie sheets leaving ½ inch in between them. Bake 15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on racks before serving. These straws can be made one day in advance or frozen for future use. To recrisp them:  Defrost straws and warm them in a 325 F. oven for about 5-10 minutes.

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