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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 (I use the smallest of this set of cutters #ad) 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.