Kaasstengels (Dutch Cheese Stems)

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“Posted for ZWT6. Great way to use up puff pastry! Very basic, but can be jazzed up. See end of instructions for ideas. Note: Amounts of ingredients and therefore servings will vary depending on how much puff pastry you have, so entered 4 for Zaar purposes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and allow to thaw for 10 minutes.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Brush the pastry with beaten egg.
  5. Scatter the grated cheese over the pastry and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cut into strips of approximately 1/2"-3/4" by about 6". Now twist the ends of the pastry strips in opposite directions to create a spiral effect.
  7. Place on the cookie sheet, leaving 1/4" between them
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Variation ideas:.
  10. Add your favorite herbs, such as freshly chopped thyme or rosemary.
  11. Try adding dried chili-, onion- or garlic flakes for some more punch.
  12. Add texture and flavor with sesame-, poppy-, caraway or cumin seeds.
  13. Made a sweet treat, with sugar & cinnamon or chocolate sprinkles (leaving out the cheese and salt & pepper).

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