Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cheese & Rosemary Sticks

These are about as close to a family recipe as I have! When I was growing up my Aunty would always make these for our family functions. My Mum told me that my Aunty learnt how to make them in her teens from her friend whose family had recently migrated from Poland, and I guess she's been making them ever since. Apparently they have some Polish name that she calls them, but I don't know it.  I must have made a big deal about them, and eaten a lot of them in my younger years, because even now she still makes them for our family gatherings, and always lets me know that she brought them (for me). When I was living on the East Coast and in the USA whenever I would visit Perth she would bring a batch over for me, how nice is that! I still love them, and I still have a hard time not eating too many of them. 

We had a few friends around over the weekend for my 30th, so I decided to get the recipe off of my Aunty and try making them for myself. I don't know if they tasted quite as good as hers, but they were pretty delicious, and people seemed to enjoy them a lot, so that is always a good sign. They are so easy to make, and I think they will become my easy, go to food to bring along to parties and bbqs. You could probably also guess that they are a BIG hit with the kids as well!! 

 Ingredients:
- Puff Pastry
- Block of Semi Matured Cheese (grated)
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Dried Rosemary
- Butter 

Method
Brush the puff pastry with melted butter, then
Spread the grated cheese, parmesan and rosemary onto the pastry, as much or as little as you want. 
Then get a roller and gently roll the cheese and rosemary into the pastry
Cut the pastry length ways in half
Then slice the pastry 6 times vertically. 
You will end up with 14 pieces.
Just twist either end, then brush twists with some butter, and sprinkle some more parmesan on
Put in the oven at 200 degrees celsius until the pastry looks cooked and they are just starting to brown. (Don't leave it too long or they will get too hard: it is approx 10-15 mins but can vary depending on your oven)
Cool on a rack and then store in an air tight bag or container or serve. 



Have a wonderful day! And Thank you for stopping by!

Karen xx 

I'm linking up today with Jess at Essentially Jess for #IBOT

14 comments:

  1. oooh yummy!!! :) What a great idea for a dinner party or just movie snacks!! :)

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  2. Aleney @ BoyEAtsWorldApril 16, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Wow these look great. Perfect for a party or just for an afternoon snack for the school holidays... :-)

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  3. Maaaaate! This is exactly my kind of recipe, with three if my fave things, puff pastry, cheese and rosemary! It's my brothers 21st on the weekend and I'm staying at my mums so I think I might give these a try for the BBQ.

    #teamIBOT was here!

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  4. These look awesome and easy! Think I might have to try them.

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  5. Lisa@RandomActsOfZenApril 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    I love an easy recipe! These look great, will have to try.

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  6. Emily @ Have a laugh on meApril 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    YUMMO, we have a family friend that makes these, now I HAVE to try them :)

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  7. Karen - can you send some over? These look so yummy! and just for the record, I love your backyard ;) xx

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  8. These look really good! Now I'm hungry! =)

    xo,
    Katie


    hellolittlebean.com

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  9. Now here is a recipe I can totally get on board with!! Yum!

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  10. My mission in life is complete!! yay, something that has won Jess over!! xx

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  11. I'm a little bit in love with it too! One of the definite plus sides of living with the folks!!

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  12. Do it!! Just don't let them get too brown!! They'll be a hit!

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