Everything Bagel Cheese Straws are about as easy as can be and they're completely irresistible too. Recipe lightly adapted from the Two Peas & Their Pod cookbook
Keyword: cheese straws
Servings: 20cheese straws
1tbspall-purpose flour, for dusting
2sheets of frozen puff pastry,thawed according to package directions
4ouncesAsiago cheese, finely shredded, about 1 cup
2tspsoptional: black sesame seeds(these can be hard to find, it's okay to skip them, if you can't source them)
1 1/2 tspdried garlic
1 1/2tspdried onion
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats. Lightly flour a large cutting board or clean countertop. Roll out each sheet of pastry to approximately 10x12 inches.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Using a pastry brush, gently brush the surface of the pastry with the egg mixture. Sprinkle each sheet evenly with the cheese, about 1/2 cup per sheet.
Stir together the spices and sprinkle them over the pastry sheets. With a rolling pin, lightly press the cheese and seasonings into the puff pastry. Using a sharp knife, or pizza cutter, cut each sheet into strips about 1-inch wide.
Transfer each strip to the lined baked sheet, placing them an inch apart, and twisting the ends in opposite directions to "spiral" each of the cheese straws. If the dough gets too warm and sticky, you can put one tray in the refrigerator while working with the other.
Bake the straws for 15 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned. Turn each straw over and bake an additional 5 minutes, until golden brown, crispy, and dry to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Serve the same day they're made.
2 tablespoons of Everything Bagel seasoning mix can be substituted for the spices listed in this recipe.Parmesan or Pecorino Romano may also be substituted for the Asiago cheese in this recipe.