This following recipe has really got to be one of the fastest puff pastry bread stick recipes around and it is absolutely perfect for those days when guests come around unexpectedly. Mix up a couple of mouth-watering dips while these are baking in the oven, and you have something really delicious to offer your guests soon after they arrive.
Ingredients and Whatnot
- Baking sheet
- Pastry brush
- Knife Long
- Shallow dish
- Wire cooling racks
- 1 17-1/13 ounce packet of frozen puff pastry (thawed)
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, (freshly grated)
- 1 tsp. Basil (dried)
- 1 1/4 tsp. garlic (powder)
- 1 1/4 cup butter (melted)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Grease the baking sheet lightly
- Gently unfold the pastry sheets, and place them onto a lightly floured surface to prevent them from sticking
- Using the knife, cut each sheet of pastry into strips about 10-inches long by 3/4-inch wide. Cutting the pastry this way should make about 13 strips
- Mix the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and dried Basil in the long shallow dish
- Using the pastry brush, coat the strips of pastry with the melted butter
- Lightly coat each strip of pastry with the cheese mixture in the shallow dish, by placing them into the cheese mixture first on one side, and then the other
- Twist each of the coated strips carefully, and lay down on the greased baking sheet
- Place the strips in the oven, and allow them to bake for 12 minutes, until they are a beautiful golden brown
- Remove from the baking sheet, and place on wire cooling racks to cool.
Place your crisp, freshly-baked bread sticks in a basket or onto a tray, and serve them together with a variety of delicious dips.
This particular recipe takes just about 25 minutes from start to finish before they are ready to serve to your unexpected guests. It might be a good idea though, to make an extra batch because your guests, as well as the members of your family are guaranteed to ask for more.
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