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Pesto & Parmesan Cheese Straws

Pesto & Parmesan Cheese Straws

These moreish Pesto and Parmesan cheese straws will impress even the fussiest party guests. Simply spread Sacla' Classic Basil Pesto and Sacla' Sun-Dried Tomato pesto on pre-rolled puff pastry. Top with grated cheese and bake until crisp, golden and flaky.
Profile Serves: 12
Icon/Time On the table in: 1hr
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Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5
  2. Dollop each different Sacla’ Pesto onto separate pieces of kitchen paper to soak up excess oil
  3. Cut pastry into quarters and roll each one out, on a lightly floured surface, to make approx 16cm x 18cm rectangles
  4. Taking it right to the edges, spread 2 of the pastries with Sacla’ Basil Pesto and the others with Sacla’ Tomato Pesto
  5. Sprinkle cheddar and Parmesan over the pastries and lightly press down to make the cheese stick to Sacla’ Pesto
  6. Cut pastry into 1/2cm wide strips (mixtures hould make about 48 straws)
  7. Take a strip and twist each end in opposite directions until it is evenly twisted and repeat with all straws
  8. Lay straws on baking trays and brush plain part of pastries with beaten egg. Ensure straws are spaced well apart as they will expand whilst cooking
  9. If you have time, leave to chill for 30 minutes before baking Bake straws for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden
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