Dutch Cheese Stems (Kaasstengels)
- Ready-rolled puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
- Aged Gouda (or use Parmigiano-Reggiano), grated
- Sea salt or flaked crystal salt & freshly milled black pepper
Add your favorite herbs, such as freshly chopped thyme or rosemary.
Try adding dried chili-, onion- or garlic flakes for some more punch.
Add texture and flavor with sesame-, poppy-, caraway or cumin seeds.
Go the sweet route, with sugar & cinnamon or chocolate sprinkles (leaving out the cheese and salt & pepper, obviously)