1 tablespoon paprika
1⁄ 2 teaspoon dried thyme
1⁄4 to 1⁄ 2 teaspoon floor crimson pepper (cayenne)
⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 package deal (17 1⁄4 ounces) frozen puff-pastry sheets, thawed
1 massive egg white, flippantly crushed
8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
1. Grease two massive cookie sheets. In small bowl,
mix paprika, thyme, floor crimson pepper, and salt.
2. Unfold 1 puff-pastry sheet. On flippantly floured
floor, with floured rolling pin, roll pastry into 14inch
sq.. Calmly brush with egg white. Sprinkle half of paprika combination
on pastry. Sprinkle half of Cheddar on half of pastry. Fold pastry over to cowl
cheese, forming rectangle. With rolling pin, flippantly roll over pastry to seal layers collectively.
With pizza wheel or knife, reduce pastry crosswise into 1⁄ 2-inch-wide strips.
3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place strips 1⁄ 2 inch aside
on ready cookie sheets, twisting every strip twice to
type spiral and urgent ends towards cookie sheet to
occasion strips from uncurling. Bake cheese straws till
golden, 20 to 22 minutes. With spatula, rigorously
switch to wire racks to chill.
4. Repeat with remaining puff-pastry sheet, egg
white, paprika combination, and cheese. Retailer in hermetic
container as much as 1 week. Makes about 48 cheese straws.