These puffed Cheese Straws are flavored with Gruyere and Parmesan. They're really easy to make and disappear in a flash!
14ouncebox puff pastry(thawed from frozen)*
1cupfreshly grated gruyere cheese
1/2cupfreshly grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper if desired (it's not necessary, there is enough fat to prevent sticking).
Roll out the puff pastry about 1/8 inch thick. Whisk the egg with the water and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
Sprinkle the entire surface with the cheeses, cayenne, and paprika. Press the cheese and spices into the puff pastry.
Cut the pastry into 3/4 inch thick strips using a pizza cutter or knife. Twist each strip and lay it on the baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Enjoy!
*Make sure to use a quality puff pastry made with butter, not flavorless hydrogenated oils. I like Dufour brand.**I sprinkle by eye, but if you would like suggested amounts, I recommend starting with 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp paprika.