Cook8 - 10 min
Back in 2007, I “learnt” some basic French in college. It was a compulsory subject and one of the best classes because the language teacher just went on and on with his French while the whole class just played. By the end of that class, 3/4 of us could not even count 1-10. Our pronunciation was so bad, I wonder how the kind Sir kept a straight face. We mainly had to learn French because we had to get accustom with culinary terms. That wasn’t too much of a problem, the rest were. To this day, I only know three phrases/questions : je m’appelle Cherry, comment allez-vous? (I had to look up the spelling), and voulez-vous coucher avec moi? which, sadly I learnt from Christina Aguilera in Lady Marmalade. The hubby says, please never speak French. 😀
What does French have to do with cheese sticks? Well, in the title there’s also the French word for it and I use it because that’s what it says on the package of this snack from the grocery store. The one’s from the store have a heavier and denser feel compared to this recipe. It is also so quick and easy to prepare and makes a great Hors d’oeuvre. You can also use various toppings such as poppy seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, bacon, ham, grated parmesan, grated cheddar, grated gruyère, or fleur de sel.
- 1 rectangle/square package (320g) Puff Pastry
- 1 nos Egg
- 1 tablespoon Water
- To spinkle Salt
- ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Take out puff pastry 10 minutes before intended use.
- Pre-heat oven to 220°C (430°F). Prepare baking tray and line with parchment paper.
- Unroll puff pastry and using a pizza cutter (you can use a knife of course) and cut into strips, around 2cm width. With my puff pastry, I managed to get 20 strips.
- Place strips onto baking tray about 1-2cm apart.
- Whisk egg and water for egg wash. Brush strips with egg wash.
- Sprinkle with salt and grated cheese.
- Gently twist the strips. (optional)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or till golden brown.
- Leave to cool on a wire wrack before enjoying.