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Twisted Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

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These beautiful, twisted, puff pastry cheese straws are just as light, crispy and delicious as they look! You’ll absolutely love that this easy cheese straws recipe can be made in no time flat. Your family and guests will ooh and aah as they admire these tall elegant creations. You’ll smile to yourself  knowing you whipped up these lovelies without breaking a sweat. This quick easy recipe is definitely a keeper!

Twisted Cheese Straws recipe.

Ingredients for Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

These are all the ingredients you’ll need to make these homemade puff pastry cheese straws: 2 semi-defrosted sheets of puff pastry, virgin olive oil, oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, sea salt, freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, finely grated sharp cheddar cheese, freshly-ground black pepper.

Puff Pastry Cheese Straws in a glass jar.

How to Make Cheese Straws

Here’s how to make easy cheese straws at home: begin by removing two sheets of puff pastry from the freezer. Place them on a lightly-floured pastry board or cutting board and let them begin to defrost. You only want them half-way defrosted as the colder they are the easier they’ll be to work with. Don’t try to force the sheets open. When you can unfold them with minimal effort they’re ready to be used.

Best puff pastry cheese straws recipe.

Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

Adjust your oven rack to the center position. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Pull out a small bowl and a basting brush. In the small bowl, combine virgin olive oil, flavored oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes, sea salt and minced basil. This mixture is enough to use on both pieces of puff pastry. Work with only one sheet of puff pastry at a time. Unfold the first sheet and brush the entire surface with the flavored oil mixture.

Cheese Straws served in a clear glass dish.

Ingredient Substitutions for Cheese Straws Recipe

If you don’t have a jar of sun-dried tomatoes on hand, no problem! Just double the amount of virgin olive oil. If you don’t have either type of oil on hand, you can use an egg wash instead. Whisk one large egg with a tablespoon of water and then add in the minced basil and salt. The reason we need a basting mixture for this cheese straws recipe is to help the cheese stick to the dough. Otherwise, if no basting is done, a lot of the cheese will slip right off the dough when it’s time to twist it.

Cheese Straws served on a platter.

Puff Pastry Cheese Straws Recipe

Sprinkle half of the freshly-grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the sheet of puff pastry. Now sprinkle on a layer of finely-grated sharp cheddar cheese (reserve half of the cheese for the second sheet of puff pastry). Grind some black pepper all over this delicious creation. Place a piece of plastic wrap, parchment paper or waxed paper over the top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to press the cheese into the dough. At the same time, roll the dough into an 11-inch square. These measurements don’t have to be exact. In fact, if yours ends up being a 10 x 12-inch rectangle – that’s perfectly okay. No one will know!

How to make crispy cheese straws from scratch.

Crispy Cheese Straws

With a pizza cutter, slice the dough into three equal parts. Slice each of those parts into three long strips. In total, each piece of pastry dough will make 9 tall cheese straws. One by one, turn the pieces over so the cheese side is facing down. Starting from the middle, twist both ends at the same time working your way outward. Transfer the strips to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake the cheese straws for 12-14 minutes on the first side. Flip and continue to bake for another 2-3 minutes. While the cheese straws are in the oven keep a very close eye on them. They tend to brown quite quickly! Once out of the oven, transfer the crispy cheese straws to a cooling rack. If you leave them on the baking tray they may get a little soggy.

Homemade Puff Pastry Cheese Straws on a cooling rack.

Twisted Cheese Straws

Twisted cheese straws are perfect for parties, appetizer tables, and family dinners. These special-looking breadsticks also ideal for romantic picnics!

Cheese Straws for an appetizer table.

Kitchen Tools for Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

I love using my marble pastry board and stainless steel rolling pin. They’re both beautiful pieces that flatter my kitchen. They were perfect when used for this yummy cheese straws recipe!

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Best puff pastry cheese straws recipe.

Twisted Cheese Straws


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This quick and easy cheese straws recipe is definitely a keeper! These tall elegant breadsticks are perfect for family dinners, appetizer tables, and special occasions. They’re light, crispy and delicious!


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Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, semi-defrosted
  • 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of seasoned oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup finely-grated sharp cheddar cheese (or another type of hard cheese)
  • Freshly-ground black pepper

freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, finely grated sharp cheddar cheese, freshly-ground black pepper.


Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Put it aside. Remove two sheets of puff pastry from the freezer. Place them on a lightly-floured pastry board or cutting board so they can begin to defrost. We only want them partially thawed as the colder they are, the easier they’ll be to work with. But don’t try to force the sheets open. Once you can unfold them with minimal effort they’re ready to be used.
  2. Adjust your oven rack to the center position. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine virgin olive oil, flavored oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes, sea salt and minced basil. This mixture is enough to use on both pieces of puff pastry. Work with only one sheet of puff pastry at a time. Unfold the first sheet and brush the entire surface with the flavored oil mixture. Reserve the other half of the oil mixture for the second sheet.
  3. Sprinkle half of the freshly-grated Parmesan cheese in an even layer over the puff pastry. Now sprinkle on a layer of finely-grated sharp cheddar cheese (reserve half of the cheddar cheese for the second batch). Grind black pepper on top. Cover the dough with a piece of plastic wrap, parchment paper or waxed paper. Use a rolling pin to press the cheese firmly into the dough. At the same time, roll the dough out into an 11-inch square. These measurements don’t have to be exact. If yours ends up being a 10 x 12-inch rectangle – that’s absolutely fine!
  4. With a pizza cutter, slice the dough into three equal parts. Slice each of those three parts into three long strips. In total, each piece of pastry dough will make 9 tall cheese straws. One by one, turn the pieces over so the cheese side is facing down. This way, when you twist the dough, the cheese will be facing outward which looks much lovelier than if it’s facing inward. Starting from the middle, twist both ends at the same time working your way outward. Transfer the twisted strips to the lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cheese straws for 12-14 minutes on the first side. Flip and continue to bake for another 2-3 minutes.  Once out of the oven, transfer the crispy cheese straws to a cooling rack. If you leave them on the baking tray they may get a little soggy.
  6. As soon as the cheese straws are stiff and cooled they’re ready to be served!

  • Category: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner, Party
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheese straws, cheese straw recipe

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Do you love to eat freshly baked breadsticks? Have you ever made a batch from scratch? What do you think about this quick and easy recipe for puff pastry cheese straws? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

23 thoughts on “Twisted Puff Pastry Cheese Straws”

  1. The company that my husband works for has an office in London and he (and I) visit often. In a little bar in the hotel we stay at called The Churchill Lounge, they serve cheese straws and my husband absolutely loves them. He could truly make a meal off of them. I’m so happy to see your recipe, it’ll be fun to make them for him at home.

  2. Simply love these twisted cheese straws… So easy to make and I am sure me and my family will definitely enjoy this!

  3. I can vouch for this recipe FIRST hand! ;). I am a blogger who lives close to Denay. When I was working from her house the other night, these came fresh out of the oven and I couldn’t leave them alone. I ate 4 at her house and packed 3 for the road. My husband went CRAZY over these. The next morning I heated one up in the microwave for breakfast and it was soooo good! I have already bookmarked this recipe to make for Easter. Don’t miss this AMAZING recipe! Anything from Denay’s blog is tired and true.

    • Melissa, you are just too sweet! I’m so glad you were here at the house the day I made these yummy puff pastry cheese straws. There’s always a fluttering of baking and cooking activity going on in my kitchen. So there are always plenty of homemade treats and snacks to share. :-)

  4. Growing up, this was my favorite snack E.V.E.R! So much so that my mom stopped buying them because I’d pretty much finish the box within the first day of purchasing haha
    I will definitely try your recipe – cheers x

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