Puff pastry cheese straws


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes32
Puff pastry cheese straws

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

For crisp, savoury snacks, use all-butter puff pastry, thawed overnight in the fridge.


  • 450-g pkg butter puff pastry sheets, thawed

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  • PREHEAT oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • UNROLL pastry sheets on a cutting board. Whisk egg with water and cayenne in a small bowl. Season with fresh pepper.

  • BRUSH pastry sheets with egg wash. Sprinkle evenly with parmesan. Press cheese into dough with a rolling pin. Cut pastry into 1/2-in. strips. Twist the 2 ends of each strip in opposite directions, then lay strips on prepared sheets.

  • BAKE in centre of oven until golden, 8 to 10 min.

  • Kitchen Tip: Thaw pastry overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 82, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 5g, Fat 5g, Sodium 118mg.