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Mustard Batons

Mustard Batons – Puff Pastry rolled into batons and filled with dijon mustard. This is a great appetizer!

mustard batons

I have said this so many times, but do you ever look at a recipe and think to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”? I always say that when I run into a recipe that could have helped me on numerous occasions, especially when I was running against the clock.

Ana eating mustard batons

Look at that face of satisfaction! She loved them! She dove at the batons as soon as she rolled out of bed.

These Mustard Batons are as easy as a puff pastry treat will ever get. Even Dorie used store-bought pastry to make these! I am very familiar with making puff pastry, but who am I to argue with Queen Dorie? So, I went and bought a couple of sheets of puff pastry, reached for my favorite Dijon mustard – Excuse me, do you have any Grey Poupon? – and then I contemplated between black sesame seeds, rosemary, poppy seeds, or plain sesame seeds.

mustard batons

I went with the poppy seeds, just like Dorie. I will play with other fillings and toppings next week when it’s time for me to prepare for my Dad’s Name Day, St. Thomas. These are definitely going to be  a part of that feast!

All I had to do was roll out the puff pastry, spread the dijon mustard, cut out long batons, sprinkle with poppy seeds, and bake. The entire process, from start to finish, took an entire 30 minutes. How great is that? Puff pastry in record time!

puff pastry for mustard batons

Too bad I can’t share the recipe with you, ha? Well, just hop on over to Amazon and get yourself a copy of this wonderful cookbook, then join us at French Fridays with Dorie!

mustard batons

Mustard Batons

French Fridays with Dorie: Mustard Batons

Katerina | Diethood
Mustard Batons
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Servings : 40 Batons
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry , thawed
  • flour , for rolling
  • 1/2- cup dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds , for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Roll one dough out on a lightly floured surface; roll until you have a 12x16-inches rectangle.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of the mustard over the lower half of the dough.
  • Fold the top portion of the dough over the bottom, covering up the mustard.
  • Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry from top to bottom into strips about 1-inch wide.
  • Cut the strips in half, crosswise.
  • Carefully transfer the batons to the previously prepared baking sheets; place in the fridge and repeat the process with the next batch.
  • Place egg in a small bowl and add water; lightly beat together.
  • Remove batons from fridge.
  • Brush the tops of all the strips with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Rotate the sheets from front to back and top to bottom and bake for an additional 7 to 8 minutes, or until the strips are puffed up and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes.
  • Serve.


Recipe Adapted from Around My French Table


Calories: 71 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 67 mg | Potassium: 13 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 8 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 4 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 5 g

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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: French
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54 comments on “Mustard Batons”

  1. I’m still playing catch-up with my reading, but need to get to the kitchen to make these soon! I’m happy they were such a hit with everyone.

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    kate – those look and sound delicious – and I can’t believe you teased me like that by not sharing the recipe

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    Priscilla-She's Cookin'

    Puff pastry makes anything delicious and if it’s good enough for Dorie – yes, who are we to disagree ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m all about simple baking and these batons are fantastic! Your babe is adorable! Have a wonderful week!

  4. I TOTALLY want these with pasta…no, no soup … no, no a salad … any way! They look amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    I could smell these now, I’m tired of missing out on all these good treats. Next week I’m baking from the book. Happy Easter to you too.

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    Kristi Rimkus

    How cute! What a sweet face she has, and if that’s not testimony to how delicious your batons are, I don’t know what is.


  7. Hi Kate…Happy Easter and your savory mustard batons looks yummy. I’ve tag u in an Easter Game @ 5 Recipes To Celebrate Easter!! Pls come & join in the party ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Easter!

  8. I am marching to bookshelf now. And (whew) I have puff pastry. Wow – without a trip to the grocery store can I really just make these for Easter? No planning? I think so. I love the savory – love the photo of your wee one with them (she has good taste). Wishing you a Happy Easter even though I think your celebratory day is in another week or two? But ’tis the season of rebirth for all, isn’t it?

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    Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen

    Who’s that cutie munching on a baton? She sure knows gourmet food when she sees it, ha! That rosemary topping sounds delectable, I want to try that out too. Hope you’ll come up with many other great flavors when you showcase your batons for St. Thomas’ Day!

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    Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    Love how everyone has put their own spin on these delights! Yours look incredible!!! Happy Easter!

  11. First off your daughter is so cute!!! These breadsticks look delicious! They would be awesome with an Easter spread. I love the addition of the mustard and poppyseeds! Happy Easter :)!

  12. I always love seeing what you FFwD peeps do. Yours look delicious, love the picture of your little one munching on one.

  13. These look delish and I am so intrigued by French Fridays with Dorie! I might have to jump on the train and buy the cookbook and join. Sounds like a lot of fun! Also, can’t believe it is still 40 there! Although, it is currently 48 degrees outside so the 80 degree weather was short lived…

  14. Your daughter is adorable! I made these at my house and they were gone in a flash. Such a great recipe. I can’t wait to make other versions. I love your pictures.

  15. What a cute little girl you have! And she really looks like she’s enjoying her baton! Your photos look great, all the best on your father’s name day!

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    Susie Bee on Maui (Eat Little, Eat Big)

    First, what a cutie! Dorie never fails to give us something yummy, whether simple or more complicated. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Look forward to following what you’re doing too!

  17. Great job Kate and I’m lovin your pictures. Especially the one of the little cutie pie enjoying your goodies!

  18. Loved the photos and especially the little one enjoying the baton ๐Ÿ™‚ Nana and I enjoyed this recipe as well – I mean, what’s not to love ? Yummy, easy, impressive looking…yes, please ! I can’t wait to play around with many other variations. As soon as we finish all the Easter goodies….

  19. Your batons looks lovely. So many other variations to try! Looks like this was a hit with your whole family.

  20. I love how easy these are for a big, delicious pay-off! Your daughter is adorable – I would hope out of bed and head straight for these too!

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    Kim- Liv Life

    What a treat!!! I’m loving your photos, but my favorite would have to be the wee-one!! She is adorable, and yes, she looks incredibly satisfied. Well done!!

  22. Your photos are so stunning! I didn’t think of rosemary but yes, of course. I love that everyone is so inspired by this recipe to create. Really no excuse to rely on a bag of chips for a cocktail party again is there?

  23. Yum, your mustard batons look great, and it sounds like they’re pretty simple to put together. I have some old puff pastry that’s been chilling in my freezer. I think I’ll make these for a yummy addition to hors d’oeuvres on Easter! I also think I need to look into purchasing around my french table so I can join in on French Fridays with Dorie!

  24. Oh wow these look great and super easy. Perfect to prepare when having company over. They will be so impressed. Thanks for the recipe.

  25. They look so perfect and yummy! And your kiddo is adorable ๐Ÿ™‚
    I need to get me that cookbook LOL I’m missing out on all the yummies ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Yum….I have some puff pastry in my freezer just begging for me to do something with it…i hear it call me at night ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I can shut him (or her) up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Baking Serendipity

    I am all over simple pastry recipes like this one ๐Ÿ™‚ PS: I have a fun giveaway going on right now…stop by and check it out!

  28. I wish I had the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ but this is giving me ideas .. Your lil princess is SO SO SO cute …

  29. I have to agree, if its good enough for Dorie, its good enough for me!
    I would love to have a few of those batons myself right now! I could see them with some sweet fillings…yum!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

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    These look so tasty! I’m holding out until Easter to make them…thought they’d go good with my mama’s ham ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hi Kate – even though it’s late, I got tagged yesterday and tagged you today in my Easter post. Not to worry if you don’t have time to post, just wanted you to know I’m thinking about you! Happy Easter! Kate

  32. Gorgeous batons!! Yours are perfect! And I love the photo of your sweet little girl…she’s a doll!!!!

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    amanda @ fake ginger

    Aww, what a sweetheart! And I really can’t blame her for pouncing on these as soon as she rolled out of bed. They look delicious!

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    Oooh I love this! So easy but chic. Perfect for when friends come over. I need to get this book too. The wishlist for cookbooks is never ending. =) Your daughter is adorable too!

  35. I know – this is such a simple idea, but so genius. Now we all have a new weapon in our every so busy arsenal! Go Dorie!

  36. Oooh! I saw Yummy Chunklet’s version this morning. She’s not a fan of mustard so she rocked hers out with a neat little pesto substitution instead. I, on the other hand, LOVE me some mustard. Yours look absolutely outstanding. Well done!

  37. Those do sound delish! They look very pretty with the black poppy seeds on them. I just may have to pick up a copy of this book!

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    These look delicious! I love dijon mustard – the stronger the better. I bought this cookbook recently, so I might have to give these a spin!

  39. Beautiful batons! We didn’t save any for our grandchildren, I think I will be making these again soon;-)

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    Weren’t these absolutely amazingly delicious and easy? A HUGE winner in my house too!

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