Thursday, April 21, 2011

{FFwD} Mustard Bâtons

This week's French Friday's with Dorie recipe is mustard bâtons. These little hors d'oeuvres are utterly simple and quite delicious! I should have halved the recipe as it makes a ton, but instead I chose froze half and it's ready and waiting for any coming event!

The mustard is the star of this dish so I chose one that had a bit of a punch to it. I'm sure glad I did! This was my first time working with puff pasty sheets. I was impressed with the dough. I rolled it out thin, spread on the mustard, made the cuts and baked it. I was totally surprised by the puffed up, flaky strips I pulled out! I guess I shouldn't be. It's puff pastry- it puffs. But, it was like magic to me.

18 comments:

  1. The first time I made these, I was a little surprised at the pastry puffing so much too... Weird how we don't think about stuff doing what its supposed to do!
    These look lovely.

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  2. Yes, some of mine puffed a lot too, especially when I filled them up with Nutella. Must be the fat content in the spread, they puffed up so much, they fanned out! LOL.

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  3. I wish I'd used a fancy, tangy mustard like you did. The regular dijon just didn't do it for me. Your batons look delicious! I'm hungry just looking at them!

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  4. I'll have to try some different mustards...good idea. And I like Foodiva's comment too about the Nutella...I'm getting lots of good ideas here.

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  5. I love your first picture! I also love the magic of puff pastry!

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  6. Your seeds look fantastic! Great post!

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  7. It is like magic! Love your photographs. Is that a finger painting the back ground? Love it!

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  8. Glad you enjoyed your first time working with puff pastry! Looks like you had a great result.

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  9. Your batons turned out beautiful! Next time I am going to try making them with the whole grain mustard.

    Angie @ Cocina Diary

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  10. I made these will all sorts of fillings. Hardly a recipe so but so fun. Yours turned out great!

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  11. Wow - great shot of your very yummy looking batons ! These were a huge hit for Nana and myself. Tasty and so easy - our favorite combo :) I can't wait to try more options though I really enjoyed my Blue Cheese Maille with caraway version.

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  12. Your batons looks so nice and puffy. I didn't try the poppy seeds, but thy sure look good.

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  13. These look delicious. I read about this recipe in a NYTimes review of the cookbook and have been meaning to try it. Thanks for the reminder.

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  14. Those look lovely! I made the tapenade version, but will definitely use a strong mustard when I try the original version.

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  15. They look fantastic! I love love love puff pastry!
    It's like watching magic happen before your eyes!

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  16. Love your site and your mustard batons looks totally delicious!!!

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  17. I haven't gotten around posting, but I crusted mine with coarse salt and they were awesome. Puff pastry is magic indeed. I'm still in awe at all those who made their own for this recipe.

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