Mustard Batons~

I have a freezer full of leftover butter laden goodies after a marathon baking session for my recent open house.  The last thing I needed was an extra appetizer or “nibble” as Dorie calls them.  But, I couldn’t let down my fellow Doristas…and these did sound intriguing.  Puff pastry strips brushed with mustard, egg and then sprinkled with poppy seeds?  This was worthy of a spot in the phenomenal cookbook, Around My French Table????  They must be special…and I found out they were.

I used the last of my homemade puff pastry (sniff, sniff) and made a few with mustard and a few with black olive tapenade, slivers of roasted red bell pepper and a dusting of freshly grated Parmesan.  Although I preferred the tapenade batons, the mustard version was fabulous as well.  Outrageously easy and delicious!  You can find this delectable recipe on Dorie’s website.


  1. What a super tasty use for puff pastry. These would make a terrific snack.

  2. Hi Liz! Thank you for finding my site first, which allowed me to find you! I am already following your facebook and I can’t wait to see your new post. I love puff pastry and I’m so excited to check your recipes…

    Nami @ Just One Cookbook (

  3. These look delicious! I feel like I can almost taste the buttery layers from your pictures!

  4. These look fabulous! I was a little frightened of the puff pastry!

  5. I’m excited to try this with tapenade! Yours look great!

  6. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite says:

    Outrageously easy and delicious indeed. I loved these and already have plans to make them again with different fillings. Glad that the tapenade worked out – it was on my list!

  7. luciacara says:

    I’m glad you ended up making these! I was wondering about the tapenade version. Black olive tapenade and, actually, green olive, too) is one of my DD’s favorite foods. She would love it in a “baton”.

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  9. I am going to make the tapenade – it looks so delicious. Your puff pastry has so many layers and is absolutely beautiful, Lizzy!

  10. Sorry, too early and can’t write yet! I was tempted to try tapenade, and will definitely do so next time. So many possibilities!

  11. briarrose says:

    Yum….intriguing appetizer using puff pastry. There is always room for more nibbles. 😉

  12. I have some green olive tapenade that I have been itching to try this with, but somehow I always go back to the mustard. Great combos.
    I am really interested in the homemade puff pastry – I have been a bit scared to try it at home.

  13. Lizzie, I first made these back last fall and served them with Saffron Asparagus Soup. I said then I was going to remake this meal in the spring when asparagus got ready. Abbey picked some at the farm this week, so thanks for the reminder. The mustard batons are so good!

  14. Man, this is one heck of a FFwD. I’m impressed at the homemade puff pastry – and I love that olive tapenade filling. Lovely!

  15. The fact that you used homemade puff pastry rather than frozen makes this a real recipe, not just something tossed together. Your dough is incredibly flaky!

  16. They sound delicious and the simpler to make the better. The ones with tapenade sound delicious. I hope you have a great day and enjoy the holiday.

  17. Ms. Hobby says:

    Great idea to use tapenade. I love that this one allowed everyone to be creative!

  18. Pegasuslegend says:

    Very clever and the flavor here sounds wonderful we would love them I am sure!

  19. Kris' Kitchen says:

    Good idea to use tapenade. I’m getting lots of great ideas from everyone…I have some puff dough in the freezer so I’ll be more creative with it.

  20. Pacheco Patty says:

    These look great with your homemade puff pastry, what a special treat! My husband preferred the tapenade but I’m a mustard lover and loved the mustard filled batons. I think a dusting of Parmesan cheese sounds like a great idea for next time;-)

  21. amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I love the contrast of the dark tapenade with the pastry. That made for lovely batons! They are look fantastic though! 🙂

  22. I love French Fridays! These mustard batons looks so wonderful and scrumptious, Lizzy!

    When my poison ivy finally heals, I plan on baking those lovely chippy bars you made! They look so good!

    I hope you and your family have a very happy & blessed Easter!


  23. You’re in good company with the other FFwD-ers that used homemade puff pastry. You overachievers — I’m proud to be cooking with you all! Tapenade with roasted red peppers sounds like a great combo! Nice puffs!

  24. baking.serendipity says:

    I’m seeing these so many places and they always look fantastic 🙂 PS: I have a fun giveaway going on right now…stop by and check it out!

  25. says:

    They look so yummy 🙂 I love puff pastry 🙂

  26. tricia s. says:

    I have to chuckle because I usually barely make it through the basic recipes and then read how folks used home made puff pastry. Wow. I am really curious about that one now…but also love your idea about the tapenade. Nana played around with a red pepper spread and we enjoyed testing that one. The options are limitless and I can’t wait to revisit this one. Great post !

  27. I love roasted peppers! What a great combination!
    Your photos look great!

  28. Lizzy – I LOVE things that are simple to whip up, but have a lot of flavor!! Saving this one…what a great little cocktail-hour nibble!

  29. Yum. I could eat 6 or 7 of those right now!lol…

  30. I wish I’d thought to put some bits of red pepper in my tapenade bâtons! Yours look absolutely gorgeous.

  31. says:

    Liz, I am just crazy about your tapenade filling! I loved these batons, but having them with that filling of yours…oh wow…That sounds incredible!

  32. Victoria says:

    These looks like fabulous little “nibbles” and even more so made with your homemade puff pastry! You rock, miss Lizzy 😉

  33. Angie's Recipes says:

    Those puff batons look so delicious!

  34. Eating in Winnipeg says:

    Hi! I just started a blog hop called Savory Sunday and I would love for you to come and join and share one of your fabulous recipes!!

  35. throw bell peppers in any recipe and i am in 🙂
    these look fantastic! i really like your last picture.
    -Abeer @

  36. I have been seeing these all over and yes, I’ll bite. Err bake. Oh – just go to the cookbook and get going on this. Love the savory and how adaptable it is!

  37. I love the puff batons!! Lizzy, also to let you know that you’ve been invited for the easter party@5 recipes to celebrate easter. try to join if you can..

  38. Rosemary says:

    Homemade puff pastry? I’m green with envy. These guys look mahvelous!

  39. Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog says:

    Hi Liz!

    Wonderful those batons ideal appetizers for – all – my weekends 🙂

    Happy Easter!


  40. Little Corner of Mine says:

    What a delicious appetizer! Nothing can go wrong with puff pastry.

  41. Elisabeth says:

    What a delicious and beautiful appetizer treat this would be for Easter, or a special occasion.
    Love the Mediterranean twist you put on these delicious batons, Lizzy!
    HAPPY EASTER to you and your lovely family!

  42. Katrina (Betty Ray) says:

    Wow, these sound amazing. I love the tapenade version. And homemade pastry dough? OMG, too good.

  43. Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says:

    What a perfect appetizer and so simple to make. I have bookmarked this recipe. Have a great Easter!

  44. Mari @ Once Upon a Plate says:

    These look fabulous! Thank you for stopping by and joining my blog. 🙂
    I hope you’ve been celebrating a joyful Easter celebration ~ thank you for all that you share. ~m.

  45. Torviewtoronto says:

    this would be yummy to snack on

  46. So many fabulous variations made by the FFwD gang…a keeper for sure! Thanks for stopping by, everyone 🙂

  47. says:

    The tapenade with roasted red peppers sounds delicious! Yay for homemade puff pastry 🙂

  48. Finally checking in after a mini-getaway! I’m regretting not taking a box of puff pastry with me. The batons would have made a great post-beach pre-dinner snack. The tapenade with red peppers looks absolutely divine.

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