parmesan and pesto straws

Posted by admin on 04 March 2016 09:13:00 CAT

Pesto ingredients:

60g Basil

40g Pine nuts, lightly toasted

2 Garlic cloves, peeled

130ml Olive oil

50g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Straw ingredients:

1 Packet (±400g) readymade puff pastry with flour for dusting

200g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

3 Eggs, whisked

100g Homemade pesto (or to taste)


In a food processor, finely mince the basil, pine nuts and garlic cloves. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, add the parmesan and seasoning, and process until just combined.

Roll the pastry to half its thickness using flour to prevent sticking. Cut the sheet in half, Cover the one half with the pesto and cheese, then top with the other half of the pastry. Press down lightly with a rolling pin.

Egg wash the whole top. Cut the pastry into ½ cm wide strips. Take each strip and twist each end in opposite directions until it is evenly twisted Lay them well spaced apart on greased baking trays. Ideally leave to chill for 30 minutes. Bake the straws in a pre-heated oven 160°C for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden.

Serves: 4 - 6
Preparation time: 1 hour

pesto parm straws