Spicy Pastry Straws

Spicy Pastry Straws

Spicy Pastry Straws

One of the Party Pieces recipes, these are great for drinks parties.
There are so many variations on this recipe, however this one is tried and true and seems to strike a good balance between kid-friendly and grown-up treat.

Spicy Pastry Straws
2 sheets of Puff Pastry
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of caraway seeds
Pinch of ground ginger
Black pepper, freshly ground
Coarse rock salt flakes
Zest of 2 limes

Combine the spices with the melted butter and oil and brush onto the pastry sheets.

Grind over the fresh pepper and zest over the fresh lime.

Fold the pastry in half and baste again well, sprinkle over the salt, then prick with a fork.

Cut into very fine strips – about 10 cm long and ½ cm wide. Use a jagged edge pastry wheel if you have one, it looks very cute.

Bake in a hot oven for just a couple of minutes – watch them, they burn so quickly!

These are great served with drinks, especially Vodka, Lime and Soda....