Everything Twists

Inspired by the "everything" bagel, Melissa Rubel Jacobson coats buttery puff pastry twists in a mixture of seeds and spices.


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  • Servings: Makes about 32 twists

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dehydrated chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • One 14-ounce package all-butter puff pastry, thawed if frozen but still cold
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 1/2 teaspoons of water

How to make this recipe

  1. In a bowl, mix the sesame, poppy, caraway, onion, salt and garlic powder.

  2. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into an 11-by-14-inch rectangle; cut in half lengthwise. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle evenly with the seed mixture. Cut the pastry crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick strips. Twist the strips and transfer to the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches in between. Freeze until firm, 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375°. Bake the twists for 22 minutes, until golden. Switch the pans top to bottom and back to front halfway through baking, until golden. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve.

Make Ahead

The unbaked twists can be stored between layers of parchment paper and frozen for up to 1 month.

Contributed By Photo © Fredrika StjÃrne Published December 2008

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