Have you ever made a recipe and then thought, why haven’t I done this before? I had that experience this past Saturday when I made Cheese Twists and Sesame Twists.
In a recipe that my father had since the late 1970’s is where I first ran across Cheese Twists. I have seen other recipes for Cheese Twists and similar products in stores.
When I was deciding what crackers and breads to serve on the cheese board Cheese Twists came to mind. When making a cheese board it is important to keep the breads and crackers to a more neutral palate. Cheese Twists were going to be a good choice.
I used to have a rule about making a food the first time for company or an event. For the get together over the weekend I threw that rule out the window. I made many new foods, all of which were a success.
The Cheese Twists were no exception. They were so good. I had many compliments and The Hubs asked if they were really hard to make. It was hard to keep a straight face when I told him that they weren’t too hard to make.
Cheese Twists were so simple that Daughter Number One could make them, probably. I know that the other three girls could. Few ingredients, easy preparation, and voilà! You have a stunning and delicious addition to a cheese board, game night, or a dinner party.
While I am calling these Cheese Twists you can also make them with Sesame Seeds or other flavorings. As easy as they are I will definitely be experimenting in the future. Who knew that something that I have wanted to make for over three decades turns out to be one of the simplest and most amazing.
Have you ever eaten Cheese Twists? If you are a fan of light, flaky dough and cheese you should definitely give these a try.
- 1 box Puff Pastry (defrosted (2 sheets))
- Flour (for dusting)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
- In a small bowl beat the egg with a small bit of water.
- Brush the surface of the pastry with beaten egg.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup of grated cheese over the egg wash. Gently press the cheese into the pastry.
- Using a sharp floured knife or pizza cutter divide the puff pastry in half cross-wise. Then cut those 2 pieces into ½” strips. Hold onto each end and twist each end in opposite directions to make spirals; lay on a prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with second pastry.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely before serving.
- You can add additional types of grated cheese to the Parmesan such as Emmentaler or Gruyere.
- To make Sesame Twists replace or add about ¼ cup of Sesame Seeds over the egg wash. If omitting the cheese add some sea salt for flavor.
- Fresh Herbs can also be used.