Toasted Sesame Twists, for Oscar Night.
Serves: About 2 dozen straws
The twists are also delicious substituting the sesame seeds with za’atar!
  • 1 box Dufour or other Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (toasted or not)
  • Sea Salt
  1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Line two sheet pans with parchment.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the thawed puff pastry just a bit to about 10 x 12 inches.
  3. Brush the dough with egg wash, leaving about an inch untouched around the edge. Sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds and sea salt, gently pressing them into the pastry with your hands or rolling pin.
  4. Using a pastry wheel or a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle in half crosswise (so the twists aren’t too long). Then cut rows about ½-inch wide. Carefully pick up each piece and transfer to the lined sheet pan, twisting and pressing the ends to the parchment to hold the twist.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and serve.
Recipe by Rose Water & Orange Blossoms at