Makes: 32 twists

In her new book À Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way, Rebekah Peppler shares no-nonsense, easy-to-follow recipes like these delicious Comté sesame twists.


  • One 14oz [400g] package all-butter puff pastry
  • 120g grated Comté cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Flaky sea salt


1Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2Transfer the puff pastry to a lightly floured surface, and roll into a 20in x10in [50cm x 25cm] rectangle (about 1/6in [4 mm] thick).

3Sprinkle the Comté and sesame seeds on one long half of the dough rectangle, leaving a 1/4in [6mm] border around the edges. Fold the other half over the cheese-and-sesame filling. Cut the dough crosswise into 32 strips (each about 2/3in x 5in [17mm by 12cm]).

4Transfer the strips to the prepared baking sheets and, working with one strip at a time, brush lightly with the beaten egg. Twist each strip and sprinkle with salt. Bake until deeply golden brown, for 18 to 25 minutes.

5Serve warm or transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely, which should take about 15 minutes.

Taken from our sister magazine France Today


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