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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Olive twists
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
Spread one half of the pastry with 50 g Tapenade, using a palette-knife.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Olive twists
Lay the other half on top.

Stage 4 - 1 hour
Olive twists
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
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Glaze the top of the pastry.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Olive twists
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
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.
Several days in an airtight tin.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
347 Kcal or 1,453 Kj16 gr68 gr88 gr
17 %6 %6 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
129 Kcal or 540 Kj6 gr25 gr33 gr
6 %2 %2 %5 %
Per twists
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
17 Kcal or 71 Kj1 gr3 gr4 gr
1 %<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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites, Fish, Mustard, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 twists : 1.16 €
  • Per twists : 0.06 €

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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: Apple Pie, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Mini palmiers, Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Smart plum tart, ... 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: Sesame cookies, Mont d'or in brioche, French croissants, Apple Strudel, Pistachio and goji pinwheels, ... All
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