Oktoberfest deserves more than a ho-hum snack. These Puffzels, made from puff pastry, are easy, delicious and more than ordinary. When you bite into the soft, flaky layers of puff pastry that have Dijon flavor baked right in, and reach the delectable cheese and sausage that’s been stuffed inside, you’ll think you’ve been transported to Germany - or maybe heaven.
cost per recipe: $10.54
The price is determined by the national average.
tablespoon poppy seeds
tablespoon sesame seeds
teaspoon garlic powder or dried minced garlic
teaspoon onion powder or dried minced onion
teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
tablespoons German-style mustard
tablespoons all-purpose flour
of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
cups shredded Muenster cheese
ounces smoked sausage (bratwurst or kielbasa), coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl, beat the egg and mustard with a fork.
Sprinkle the flour on the work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold marks, then cut each strip in half lengthwise, making 6 strips in all.
Roll each pastry strip into a 16x3-inch rectangle. Brush half of each pastry strip (lengthwise) with the egg mixture (reserve any remaining) then top with about 1/3 cup cheese and about 1/4 cup sausage. Starting on the side with the filling, roll up the pastry to form a long rope, pinching the ends to seal. Shape the rope into a pretzel shape (not too tight- it will need space to puff- and brush a bit of egg mixture under the ends to help them stick together) and place it onto the baking sheet.
Brush the Puffzels with the egg mixture and sprinkle with the poppy seed mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes or until deep brown. Let the Puffzels cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 10 minutes.