Pastry party mix

Pastry party mix

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: SnackCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

bowl
Prep time

5

minutes
Baking time

15

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Salty snack made of pastry or as we like to call it pastry party mix is ideal for party people who prefer salt over sugar. Next time you have a party, make sure you make this one!

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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet 1 vegan puff pastry

  • 1 tbsp 1 poppy seeds

  • 1 tbsp 1 sesame seeds

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 basil

  • 1 tbsp 1 vegan pizza cheese

Directions

  • Spread the puff pastry and use a brush to spread some water on it.
  • Sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, oregano and vegan pizza cheese.
  • Use a roller knife to make horizontal and vertical cut lines in the pastry. Result should look like a mesh of squares.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 480º F. Once done, put the little squares into a medium bowl and enjoy.

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FAQ about vegan puff pastry

How is puff pastry made?

The process of making puff pastry involves the use of a method called lamination. In lamination, a block of butter is wrapped and sealed inside a dough; then, the dough is folded several times by rolling it and folding it over itself.

These folds create layers that make a very versatile dough that is used in a variety of desserts. When this dough is baked inside the oven, the heat causes the moisture inside the thin layers of butter to evaporate and create steam, creating the crisp and fluffy puff pastry.

Are puff pastry sheets vegan?

Some are, some are not. Some puff pastry producers use animal butter while others use plant-based fats. Most of the store-bought puff pastry sheets rarely contain butter and are mostly vegan; in place of butter, they use plant-based margarine or vegetable oil.

While eating out, you might want to confirm with the restraint if they are vegan or not. If you ever plan to make them on your own at home, just use plant-based butter or margarine. The end result is pretty much the same as with the animal-based butter.

Are poppy seeds good for health?

Yes, being rich in protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients like calcium and magnesium, poppy seeds are very good for health. They have several health benefits, including repairing cells, improved digestion, reduced blood sugar levels, balancing blood pressure, etc.

These small black, kidney-like seeds often used in recipes like bagels, muffins, and puff pastry, when consumed improperly, can also have several side effects, so it is suggested to consume them in moderation.

Are sesame seeds good for your health?

Yes, with several health benefits, sesame seeds are good for your health. They are an excellent source of calcium and magnesium, both beneficial in promoting bone growth and making them healthy and strong.

Calcium in sesame seeds also plays a role in transmitting nerve signals, muscle movement, hormone release, and blood vessel function. All these make Sesame seeds good for the overall health of the body.

What are the benefits of basil leaves?

Basil is a sacred and important herb rich in nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, iron, calcium, and essential oils. Plus, it contains antioxidants like beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and beta-carotene that help reduce oxidative stress and boost immunity.

Basil also has anti-inflammatory properties, which benefit your digestive system. It also has anti-bacterial properties that help cleanse your body and skin naturally.

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Tara Weaver
Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!