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Puff Pastry Twists (Knusperstangen) | The Kitchen Maus

Puff Pastry Twists

Quick, easy and crunchy, these Puff Pastry Twists with a German flair make a great appetizer.
Author The Kitchen Maus


  • 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry I use Pepperidge Farm
  • Healthy sprinkling of Coarse Salt Kosher works fine
  • A dash of Caraway Seeds
  • A scattering of White and/or Black Sesame Seeds
  • A dusting of Poppy Seeds

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Thaw out one puff pastry sheet until it's still cold but workable. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until about 10 x 12 inches. Cut in half and then cut each half into inch-wide strips. Twist strips once or twice and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  2. Mix egg wash ingredient thoroughly and let sit for 1 - 2 minutes. Brush egg wash onto each twist. Sprinkle on as many as the seasonings as you wish.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes, or until deep, golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Chefkoch.de