Tuesday, April 1, 2014

easy cinnamon sticks

These churro like sticks are an easy way to serve up something sweet, but not too sweet. They're light and crispy, and not greasy. I made these one afternoon and I was taking this photo, I could hear Camilla finishing off the rest directly off the tray in the kitchen...

1 sheet of puff pastry
1/2 cup white sugar
1 TB cinnamon
3 TB earth balance

Heat the oven to 425.
Melt the butter and set aside.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together, and set aside. (You'll have left over from this recipe)
Defrost the puff pastry in the fridge and leave it in there until you are ready to use; is easier to work with if it's pretty cold. Lay the sheet on a cutting board and brush with the slightly melted and cooled butter, turn it over and brush the other side.
Slice long wise into nine strips and then cut cross wise, which will make them easier to twist. Sprinkle very generously with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Twist each strip and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon sugar. And if you want them to be sweeter, you could whip up a bit of icing made with confectioners sugar and water, for dipping.

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