FFWD – Mustard Batons

This recipe was one that was as easy as it was tasty.  A “no brainer” you might say, and one that would make an awesome accompaniment to a fancy cocktail party or just sitting out on the back deck during a summer evening with a small group of friends.  Sometimes it’s the simple ones that are the best! Check it out…

I made only a few small changes to Dorie Greenspan’s original recipe, found on page 15 of “Around My French Table”.   I added a bit of honey to the Dijon mustard.  I also gave the mustard a light dusting of Parmesan cheese, black pepper and a bit of garlic powder.  Last but not least, along with the poppy seeds I sprinkled on some sesame seeds right before baking and ~ Viola! They were as delicious to look at as they were delicious to eat!

LOL, can you tell that I like to take a lot of pictures of my food?  If you’ve been here before, you certainly have noticed it.  I can’t seem to help myself.  To me, it’s almost as much fun as eating all the finished dishes… Almost 🙂

I certainly plan on making these light and flaky delicacies again.  Next time however, I think I’ll experiment a bit further and maybe substitute some fruit preserves for the filling and even add a few slivers of nuts.  Or what about some cinnamon and sugar sprinkled either in the middle, top or both?  Or what about some aditional kinds of grated cheeses and some thinly sliced ham or turkey?  Or maybe… 

As you can see, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination can dream. Embrace the creativity!

I’ll just bet I’ll see a ton more wonderful variations of this recipe from all the talented cooks and bakers involved in the group: “French Friday’s With Dorie“.  I know you’ll enjoy seeing their completed dishes too, so head on over and check them out. 

Next Friday we’ll be posting Bistrot Paul Bert Pepper Steak and you won’t want to miss it.  Mmmm, steak!

Until we eat again,


  1. Cinnamon sugar for sure! Count me in.

  2. These look good. Like, I could eat four or five of these without even thinking about it, good. Just give me these batons and a hunk of cheese, maybe some olives, and I'll be a happy, happy girl.

  3. Cinnamon sugar is a great idea, these look wonderful!

  4. Very nice! Love all your extra touches! 🙂

  5. These were great, weren't they? I stuck to the recipe because I am never too sure about working with puff pastry but next time, now I know the technique, I will definitely experiement. Love the look of sesame seeds on top! (welcome back, btw!)

  6. The honey mustard sounds like a great idea. These look good!

  7. I love everything you added to yours and really wish I could reach through the screen and grab one. They look delicious!

  8. Great photos! I think the mixture of the seeds is very clever and the variety makes for a great presentation!

  9. I like how you put different toppings on the batons. This recipe has so many possibilities! I like your ideas for new directions.

  10. Your photos are amazing !!!! I really enjoyed viewing the step by step in addition to reading all the options you are considering. Nana and I are big mustard fans so it was easy for us to follow along according to page 15….but we will be playing with other variations (esp the sweet ones) in the future for sure. Great post.

  11. Your batons are beautiful, Renee! And they look so tasty! I like your idea of adding the honey to the dijon and I also want to make some with garlic. Your photos are so lovely!

  12. I love all your additions to these, especially the parmesan cheese. Super idea and definitely something I'm going to make for our next get together.

  13. Your batons look perfect!

  14. I like all the pictures too and I like everyone's ideas on fillers…lots of fun stuff to learn about from you all.

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