Puffpastry cheese sticks

As ha tummy filler before meals at most restaurants you get nice warm bread or breadsticks.

I made a lot of puffpastry the other day and had a hankering for puff pastry cheese sticks. Making them is very easy, spesially if you have ready store bought puff pastry

You need

Puffpastry


Shredded cheese, cheddar, parmesan, emmenthal or your favorite

butter

salt

1 egg

salt/savory topping

sesame seeds/poppy seeds

Puffpastry ingredients

500 gr flour

200 gr butter

300 g margarine

2,5 dl cold water

If you want a nice flaky pastry, I recomed that you use margarine in between the layers and butter for the dough.

Mix flour, Butter and salt together in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer that is fitted with a dough hook. When the miks is grainy like sand, gradually stir in water until the dough holds together enough to clean the sides of the bowl. Shape into a flat ball, and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

Place the margarine between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound into a flat disc using a rolling pin or other heavy object. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Place the disc of chilled margarine in the center and fold the two ends over it so that it is completely encased in dough. Roll out the dough again, taking care not to let the butter break through the dough, to about 1/2 inch thickness. Fold into thirds. This is the first ”turn”. Rotate the dough 90 degrees and roll out into a rectangle again. Fold into thirds. By this time the butter is starting to warm up. Place the dough on a baking sheet and mark it with two pokes from your finger (two turns). Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Repeat this rolling, folding and turning two more times, then refrigerate until firm. Repeat two more times for a total of 6 ”turns”. Wrap and refrigerate. The dough is now ready to roll out and use in any recipe calling for puff pastry. Roll the dough out as thin as 1/4 inch to make pastries. Bake in a preheated oven of at least 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) to get the maximum puff from your pastry.

Now you have puff pastry to make chese sticks and other yummy mouth watering treats sweet or savory.

For your cheese sticks

Roll out some pastry.

Spread a thin layer of butter and put some cheese on the first layer. I you want sprinkel salt or some other savory condiment on .

I layered it with four sheets of puffpastry

Roll the lauered dough out to a rektangular sheet and brush some lightly beaten egg on the top.

Sprinkle seeds on cut it up in to strips and twist.

Bake the cheesesticks in the middle of the oven on 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

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