Cheese Straw Twists (Diablotins)


  • 1 (17 1/4 ounce) package frozen puff pastry
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten


  1. Thaw pastry as directed on package.
  2. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment or heavy brown paper.
  3. Mix cheese and paprika.
  4. Roll 1 sheet of pastry into a 10 x 12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface, using floured stockinet-covered rolling pin.
  5. Brush pastry with egg; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Gently press cheese mixture into pastry. turn pastry over; repeat with egg and cheese mixture.
  6. Fold pastry lengthwise into halves. Cut pastry crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Unfold strips; roll each end in opposite directions to twist. Place twists on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake until twists are puffed and golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.
  8. Repeat with remaining sheet of pastry, egg and cheese mixture.

Makes about 48 twists