Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday, February 27th, Leftover Dough? - Parmesan Cheese Straws

Parmesan Cheese Straws
The pot pie D made last night was soooo good and one of the best parts was the crazy buttery, and flaky homemade Crust.  While D was serving, I hovered near by nibbling at the lush crusty spillover as you can see in the photo from yesterday.  So when I discovered that we had a chunk of trimmings about the size of a hockey puck, I immediately knew what I would do with it.  Inspired by the yummy nibbles you want to stuff in your purse as you wait for a table at Blue Water Cafe, I decided to make Cheese Straws.

Parmesan Cheese Straws
3/4 c (about the size of Hockey Puck) Leftover Puff Pastry Recipe from Lobster Pot Pie
1/2 -3/4 c grated Parmesan (or Sharp Cheddar)
1/2 t Ground Black Pepper
1/4 t Paprika
Coarse Salt

1 T Cream or Milk (or leftover Eggwash from Pot Pie making :^D)

Preheat oven to 375F with rack in the middle. 

Roll out the dough to 2mm or 1/16th inch.  I had a rectangle about 12" x  9". (Yes it's very typical of Canadians to be metrically indecisive.)

Sprinkle the dough with the Pepper and Paprika and roll the spices gently into the dough.  Spread the cheese out.  Then fold the dough into thirds.  Fold the ends like a burrito.  Roll the dough back out to the 2mm thickness.  Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1.5 cm.  Brush with the Cream or Egg Wash.  And sprinkle with Coarse Salt.

Twist the strips and lay down on a non stick or lined baking sheet.  Press the ends down slightly to prevent rolling.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  You can finish off under broiler but no more than 1 minute or they burn.  Watch.

So flaky MMMMMMM!


5 Leave a / Read COMMENTs:

Jill Colonna said...

Nice one - great idea. Love how you've added paprika to the parmesan, too!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

So simple, and I know my family would love these!!! Excellent idea :)

Jason Phelps said...

I got hungry posting my recipe for cheese straws the morning. Finding two more in my Foodbuzz inbox didn't help. They are so good!


briarrose said...

Wonderful use of leftover dough. So yummy.

Amy Bakes Everything said...

Perfect! and so gorgeous - they are BEGGING for a big pot of spaghetti! great job!