Cheese straws with thyme and Gruyere

Recipe & Food Styling Mari Loewen. Photography Ross Cornish

Ingredients

Pastry

2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, defrosted overnight in refrigerator

1 egg

1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, grated

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry on lightly floured surface until pastry approximately 10 x 12 inches. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water, and brush surface of pastry. Sprinkle evenly with Gruyere cheese, thyme, and salt; with rolling pin, lightly press toppings into pastry. Cut each sheet into 12 strips; twist each strip and lay on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes, until golden and puffed; turn over and bake another minute. Cool and serve.