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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

French Fridays with Dorie: Mustard Batons
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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Mustard Batons

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: French
Servings: 40 Batons
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry , thawed
  • flour , for rolling
  • 1/2- cup dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds , for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Roll one dough out on a lightly floured surface; roll until you have a 12x16-inches rectangle.
  4. Spread 1/4 cup of the mustard over the lower half of the dough.
  5. Fold the top portion of the dough over the bottom, covering up the mustard.
  6. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry from top to bottom into strips about 1-inch wide.
  7. Cut the strips in half, crosswise.
  8. Carefully transfer the batons to the previously prepared baking sheets; place in the fridge and repeat the process with the next batch.
  9. Place egg in a small bowl and add water; lightly beat together.
  10. Remove batons from fridge.
  11. Brush the tops of all the strips with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
  12. Bake for 8 minutes.
  13. 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.
  14. Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes.
  15. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Adapted from Around My French Table

Nutrition Facts
French Fridays with Dorie: Mustard Batons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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54 Responses
  1. Adriana

    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.

  2. Gabby@foodchowdown

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

  3. Priscilla-She's Cookin'

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

  4. spcookiequeen

    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.
    -Gina-

  5. 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.

    Kristi

  6. Elin

    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 🙂
    Happy Easter!

  7. Claudia

    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?

  8. 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!

  9. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

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

  10. Amy

    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 :)!

  11. fooddreamer

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

  12. Kate

    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…

  13. kitchenarian

    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.

  14. sanya

    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!

  15. 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!

  16. Tricia S.

    Loved the photos and especially the little one enjoying the baton 🙂 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….

  17. Reeni

    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!

  18. 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!!

  19. Sis. Boom.

    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?

  20. Geni

    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!

  21. Carla Meine

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

  22. Firefly

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

  23. Lauren

    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 🙂 Now I can shut him (or her) up. 😉

  24. Baking Serendipity

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

  25. Chef Dennis

    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!
    Dennis

  26. Steph@stephsbitebybite

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

  27. kateiscooking

    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

  28. 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!

  29. Lindsey@Lindselicious

    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!

  30. Parsley Sage

    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!

  31. Lori

    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!

  32. MarmandeintheKitchen

    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!

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