spicy, if you like

This week is baking week.  I’m desperately working to get teachers gifts together for Friday’s last day of school.

Tuesday night, my friends and I got together for a big potluck/gift exchange party.  I made this tote for the exchange.

It was an appetizer/dessert potluck (let’s all be honest those are the best parts of  a meal anyway)

I made cayenne parmesan twists.  I wasn’t sure how much cayenne to add.  In the end I think I went a little heavy, but the spouse disagreed.  So that’s why I’m giving a range for the amount of cayenne.

cayenne parmesan twists

one package puff pastry – thawed according to package directions

2/3 grated parmesan (divided in half)

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix 1/3 cup of parm with spices in a bowl and set aside.  Dust rolling surface with remaining 1/3 cup of parm and place pastry on top.  Dust pastry with parm/spice mixture and roll pastry to 1/8″ thickness.  Cut pastry into 1/2 inch strips.  Give each strip several twists and lay on parchment line baking sheet.

Bake until golden, 9-10 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly on sheet pan and then remove to rack to cool completely.

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