Spicy puff pastry straws recipe

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  • Nut-free
serves: 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 95 kCal 5%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 1gg 5%
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  • These irresistible nibbles are perfect party food. They only take 30 mins to make and you can freeze them to get ahead. Bonus!


    • 150g (5oz) ready-rolled puff pastry
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • ½ tsp hot smoked, or plain, paprika (pimenton)
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • 2tbsp grated fresh Parmesan


    • Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan oven, 400°F, gas mark 6).

    • Roll pastry into a rectangle (approx 41cm x 26cm/16in x 10in). Brush with a little egg and sprinkle spices and Parmesan evenly over the surface.

    • Fold pastry in half towards you, press lightly with the rolling pin and trim edges. Brush with the remaining egg, cut into straws (1cm/½ in thick). Pick up each straw and twist in opposite directions.

    • Bake on a greased baking sheet for 12-15 mins until golden brown, then cool on a wire rack.

    Top tip for making Spicy puff pastry straws

    If you're using frozen puff pastry, allow it to thaw out evenly in the fridge for around 6 hrs.

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