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Glenda Lemons
Texas
June 2014

Walnut Grove Recipes

Blue Cheese & Black Sesame Straws

Makes 8

Ingredients
  • 200g puff pastry
  • 150g blue cheese
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic

Method

1.In a small bowl cream the blue cheese with & tablespoon of water until it is a paste.


2. Roll out the puff pastry and spread the cheese mixture evenly over it, slice into this strips (about 1cm wide).


3. Have a baking tray ready to put the straws on, pick up a strip holding at each end, then twist them evenly and place

onto the baking tray.


4. When all the strips have been twisted and are on the baking tray, sprinkle with the black sesame and grated Parmesan cheese.


5. Bake at 175°C for around 15 minutes or until golden brown.


6. We serve them with a Greek yogurt, garlic & blue cheese dressing, just mix a clove of crushed garlic with the yogurt and blue cheese, and top with chopped fresh chives.

Serving Suggestions

Great with drinks & nibbles, or part of a picnic


Advanced Preparation


These need to be made on the day, and kept in an airtight container


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