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Parmesan & Paprika Cocktail Stars

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Canapés


These easy canapés are so simple to make and look beautiful piled up on a platter for a Christmas or New Year drinks party.


  • 1 x 320g (12 oz) Puff Pastry Sheet
  • Plain Flour
  • 1 Small Egg
  • Splash Milk
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • Sweet Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper 


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees (375 farenheit) and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Lay the pastry out on a lightly floured surface and cut out as many stars as you can, dividing them between the two baking sheets as you go.
  3. Brush each star with the egg beaten with a splash of milk.
  4. Grate parmesan over one tray of the stars, and sprinkle spices over the over. I like to use a ratio of 2 parts paprika with 1 part cayenne measured roughly with a teaspoon into a mini sieve or a circular tea strainer for easy dusting.
  5. Bake in the oven for around 8 minutes until the stars have puffed up and the parmesan has gone golden.
  6. Allow to cool, then serve piled high on a serving plate.