by Sarah Steimer
- sheet of puff pastry
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2-3 tablespoons basil (I used fresh)
- pinch cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface. The size doesn’t totally matter, it sort of depends on how many you want to make. Cut in half. Whisk the egg and brush over one side of both pieces of dough.
In a small bowl, toss together the basil (shred it if you are using fresh), cheese, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Spread over one of the sheets. Place the other sheet overtop and press to seal, using your hands or a rolling pin.
Cut the dough into 1/2-inch strips. Twist and lay on a baking sheet. Brush with the egg. Press the ends of the dough down so it doesn’t untwist as you bake.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve warm or cooled.
Recipe adapted from: How To: Simplify
Photo: Sarah Steimer