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Smoked salmon sacristains

Smoked salmon sacristains

Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 25 sacristains, you will need:

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Preservation: 1 or 2 days in a closed metal box.
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Step by step recipe

1 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #1Roll out 300 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) into a large rectangle, then cut into 2 equal parts. 10 min.
2 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #2With a brush coat each half with egg yolk. 5 min.
3 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #3Cover one piece with 4 slices smoked salmon.

Don't leave gaps (as in the photo) without salmon, the pastry should be completely covered, don't worry if salmon overlaps the edge of the pastry, it will be trimmed later.

Pepper the salmon generously.
5 min.
4 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #4Put the other piece of puff pastry on top, egg coated side downwards against salmon.

Put in the freezer for 30 minutes so that pastry is firm enough to be cut easily.
30 min.
5 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #5After this, remove from fridge, and still with a brush, coat top with egg yolk.

Preheat your oven to 430°F (220°C).
5 min.
6 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #6Cut into sticks of about 0.5x7 inches or 1x10 cm. 10 min.
7 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #7Twist the sticks: i.e. hold each stick at both ends and give 2 or 3 turns to one end while holding the other still (or twist both ends opposite ways one turn). 5 min.
8 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #8Put in the oven for about 20 minutes, be careful towards the end of cooking time not to let your sacristains burn. 20 min.
9 Smoked salmon sacristains : Photo of step #9If you don't twist the sticks, you will not get sacristains but allumettes (matches, yes...), they taste just the same, but are a bit less attractive.

Remarks

Re-heated sacristains are not as good as straight from the oven. But if you must make them in advance, do everything up to cutting, then put in the freezer, otherwise fold in a plastic film and keep in the fridge. Cut, twist and cook at the last minute.

If you plan to use bought ready-made puff pastry, use 2 packs so you get the 2 parts already rolled and cut to the right size.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2423103 gr99 gr179 gr
121 %40 %9 %27 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
33714 gr14 gr25 gr
17 %6 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 25 sacristains : 12.96 €
Per sacristains : 0.52 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (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: Mini palmiers, Tart Tatin, Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Cochelin d'Evreux, Saint Honoré cake, ... All
Smoked salmonSmoked salmon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Surprise bread, Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , Salmon and spinach quiche, Cubed salad, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crème de foie gras, Gâteau Basque , Apple and almond gratin, Béarnaise sauce, Spaghetti with smoked salmon, ... All
PepperPepper: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Broccoli savoury custard, Röstis, Sunday night pasta, Seven-hour lamb, Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce, ... All

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