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Simply Sensational Cheese Straws

Wow your guests with these tasty delights.? Cheese straws?are very simple to make using frozen puff pastry from the grocery store.? They make an elegant appetizer presentation when you stand them in a decorative glass.

I box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted in your refrigerator

1 egg, beaten?with 1 Tbsp. of water, in a shallow bowl

3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

3/4 cup finely grated Gruyere Cheese

2 tsp. Kosher Salt

2 grinds?of fresh black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine both cheeses, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.? Roll out one sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured cutting board.? Brush the surface of?the pastry lightly with the egg.? Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture evenly over the puff pastry.? Using a rolling pin lightly roll the cheese mixture into the pastry.? Cut the pastry crosswise into 12 strips.? Twist each entire strip then place on a baking sheet.? Repeat the process with the remaining pastry and ingredients.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown and puffy, turn each straw and bake another 2-3 minutes, do not overbake.? Serve at room temperature.? Makes 24 cheese straws.