Olive twists

Olive twists
These savoury puff-pastry twists (rather like smoked salmon sacristains) make an ideal aperitif snack. The pastry is simply spread with tapenade.
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Last modified on: September 7th 2018

For 20 twists, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 10 twists 20 twists 40 twists 60 twists

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
19 min.1 hour20 min.1 hour 39 min.
Keeping: Several days in an airtight tin.
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Olive twists : Photo of step #1
If you are using home-made puff pastry, roll it out thinly (1-2 mm or 1/8 inch) into a large rectangle and cut into 2 equal pieces.

If you are using ready-rolled pastry, as in the photo, cut the circle into 2 equal halves.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Olive twists : Photo of step #2
Spread one half of the pastry with 50 g Tapenade, using a palette-knife.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Olive twists : Photo of step #3
Lay the other half on top.

Stage 4 - 1 hour
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Fold the cooking parchment over the pastry, wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (this can also be done the day before).

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Olive twists : Photo of step #5
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Glaze the top of the pastry.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Olive twists : Photo of step #6
Cut into long, thin strips, then twist them and lay on a baking sheet (though you can leave them flat if you prefer).

Stage 7 - 20 min.
Olive twists : Photo of step #7
Bake for about 20 minutes until nicely browned and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm or cold.


The tapenade gives these twists quite a strong flavour, but for a bit of extra punch, pepper them generously after glazing.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,123 Kcal or 4,702 Kj16 gr68 gr88 gr
56 %6 %6 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
416 Kcal or 1,742 Kj6 gr25 gr33 gr
21 %2 %2 %5 %
Per twists
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
56 Kcal or 234 Kj1 gr3 gr4 gr
3 %<1 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to cook caramelized puff pastry well, Cochelin d'Evreux, Vegetable pie, Fine multi-tomato tart, Vol-au-vent cases, ... All
TapenadeTapenade: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs in brioche nests, Nantes Tourton, Vol-au-vent cases, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, St Tropez tart, ... All

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