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  • 1 star values: 3

This recipe for olive straws is courtesy of Michel Roux and is featured in "Pastry."

The Martha Stewart Show, May Spring 2009, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4147

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Makes 12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out puff pastry to a 12 1/2-by-6-inch rectangle, about 1/8-inch thick. Using a large sharp knife, cut the rectangle into a 5 1/2-by-6-inch rectangle and a 7-by-6-inch rectangle. Place both rectangles on a baking sheet and transfer to refrigerator; let chill 20 minutes.

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  • Place the 5 1/2-by-6-inch rectangle on a baking sheet. Place 5 olives, end-to-end, in a straight line along the short side of the rectangle, leaving about a 5/8-inch border. Repeat process two more times to make three lines of olives.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and milk. Brush egg mixture on all exposed spaces between olives. Cover with the 7-by-6-inch rectangle of puff pastry, pressing the whole surface of the dough between the olives firmly with your fingertips. Transfer to refrigerator; let chill 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Using a very sharp knife, trim edges of dough; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide straws. Lay flat-side down on a baking sheet. Transfer to oven and bake until pastry is golden and crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer straws to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.

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Reviews (2)

61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 3
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11/25/2013
It is a nice idea for our Violet party! i think i will find more recipes here!
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05/14/2009
Your show with Chef Michel Roux was one of the most interesting shows I've seen. I loved his pastry ideas and he is such and elegant and charming man. I will have to get his book!