This week is baking week. I'm desperately working to get teachers gifts together for Friday's last day of school. Tuesday night, my friends and I got together for a big potluck/gift exchange party. I made this tote for the exchange.
It was an appetizer/dessert potluck (let's all be honest those are the best parts of a meal anyway)
I made cayenne parmesan twists. I wasn't sure how much cayenne to add. In the end I think I went a little heavy, but the spouse disagreed. So that's why I'm giving a range for the amount of cayenne.
cayenne parmesan twists
one package puff pastry - thawed according to package directions
2/3 grated parmesan (divided in half)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix 1/3 cup of parm with spices in a bowl and set aside. Dust rolling surface with remaining 1/3 cup of parm and place pastry on top. Dust pastry with parm/spice mixture and roll pastry to 1/8" thickness. Cut pastry into 1/2 inch strips. Give each strip several twists and lay on parchment line baking sheet.
Bake until golden, 9-10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on sheet pan and then remove to rack to cool completely.