Pesto & Parmesan Straws

30 minutes / 15 people
Pesto & Parmesan Straws


  • 1 x 320 g packet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp Chili Pesto
  • 2 tbsp Pesto alla Genovese
  • 75 g fresh Parmesan, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°C/gas 7.

Place the pastry on a lightly floured board. Spread half the Pesto in an even layer all over the pastry. Scatter over half the cheese. Fold the pastry in half, short sides together, and press it together firmly with your hands. Roll it out to more or less the original size.

Spread the pastry with the remaining Pesto and cover with most of the remaining Parmesan (save a bit for sprinkling on top). Fold it in half and roll out again to its original size. Do not worry too much about getting it exactly the same size; the main thing is to make sure it is not too thick, and that the Parmesan is pressed into the pastry.