Puff Pastry "Pretzels"
Yield: 24 pretzels
Cost per Serving: $0.50
1/2 (17.3 oz.) box frozen puff pastry (1 sheet), thawed 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg yolk, beaten Mustard, for dipping
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place pastry on a sheet of wax paper; sprinkle evenly with 1/3 cup Parmesan; top with another sheet of wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out pastry slightly, flip pastry over, peel off paper and sprinkle evenly with another 1/3 cup cheese. Cover with wax paper; roll out into a 12-by-10-inch rectangle. Remove wax paper. Cut dough lengthwise into 24 strips. Shape each into a 2 1/2 -inch pretzel; arrange on 2 greased baking sheets. Brush dough with egg yolk; sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese. Bake until golden, rotating pans once, 12 minutes. Serve on a beautiful square tray with mustard for dipping.
Calories:180, Fat12g (sat 4g), Protein:7g, Carbohydrate:11g, Fiber:0g Cholesterol:35mg, Sodium:337mg -All You, MAY 2006