Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Puff pastry cheese twists

Puff pastry cheese twists / Torcidinhos de queijo

Do you know anyone who doesn’t like puff pastry? I don’t – it is so good that even my picky hubby loves it. :D

He had some cheese twists in Ottolenghi and absolutely loved them. I’ve been making these for him ever since, but usually at night – no good light for taking pictures. Luckily this time there were some twists left, but they were devoured right after I turned off my camera. :D

Puff pastry cheese twists / Torcidinhos de queijo

Puff pastry cheese twists
from a Brazilian magazine

1 pre rolled sheet frozen puff pastry (300g/10oz)
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
½ cup (50g) finely ground parmesan
1 teaspoon fleur de sel – less if using table salt
freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF; line one large baking sheet with baking paper and brush it lightly with oil.

Thaw puff pastry according to the package instructions; open it, forming a rectangle – keep the plastic wrap under it. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk and butter together and brush the entire pastry with the mixture (there will be some left). Sprinkle with the parmesan, the fleur de sel and pepper. Fold the pastry in half and lightly press it to seal the filling. Using a very sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the pastry vertically in 1.5cm (a little over ½ in) strips, then cut the strips in half (horizontally). Twist each strip pressing the ends together again to enclose the filling. Place the twists onto the prepared pan ½-in apart.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Makes 18-20

Puff pastry cheese twists / Torcidinhos de queijo


Manggy said...

Oh! You've been to Ottolenghi- sooo lucky! I think these would be great with Gruyere too! :)

Y said...

I love puff pastry AND I love cheese twists! YUM!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm delicious, love cheese twists!

Kelly said...

I make those at Christmas and I add a little ground red pepper for some zing. They are always a hit!

Half Baked said...

So pretty! These would be great for a party!!

kiss my spatula said...

any excuse to use puff pastry is fine by me! :) your twists look perfect!

Heather said...

This is such good timing! I've been looking for a recipe like this as I'm intending to bake cheese straws (twists) for a reception coming up in August. These look so pretty.

Parita said...

Wow thats fantastic way of using puff pastry sheets, i have some in my pantry, would love to try these! thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

Mmmm.. what could be better than cheese and puff pastry..... not much, thanks for the recipe

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oh, happy days - I used to love eating these as a kid. I'm sure these are a much superior version, though!

jasmine said...

One of my favourite snacks...same with using cinnamon sugar instead of the cheese...



KJ said...

is there anybody who dislikes puff pastry? - not me or anybody I have ever met. It's irresistible. I love these cheese twists. So yummy!

gine said...

mmm ... puff pastry ^^!! those look lovely and simply perfect for a party ^^ XOXO

Sarah said...

Puff pastries really are one of the world's greatest ingredients.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Those look wonderful, and I always have some puff pastry in my freezer ready to go.

mimi said...

love that middle photo, these look soooo good!!

Monica H said...

Patricia, I just found your blog and I am in love! You have such beautiful creations and lovely photographs...I'm off to enjoythe rest of your site!


ChichaJo said...

What a deliciously simple thing to make as an appetizer! Bookmarked!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Mark, I know!! ;)
And that sounds like a great idea I'm willing to try, tks!

Y, thank you! Cheese is one of my addictions, more than chocolate! :D

Ashley, thank you!

Kelly, what a great idea! Tks for sharing!

Half Baked, I've made them for small get togethers and everyone loves them. :)

Kiss my Spatula, I agree with you!! :D
Thank you!

Heather, I do hope you try them!
Thank you!

Parita, let me know what you think of them, I'd love to hear your opinion!

Anita, I'm in for anything cheese. Tks for commenting!

A Fork full..., I did not know these back in my child days, you are lucky! :D

Jasmine, I'll be trying that version, darling! Tks for the lovely idea!

KJ, everyone loves it! I'm glad you like the twists, darling. Tks!

Gine, thank you!

Sarah, I couldn't agree more. ;)

Lydia, that is a great ingredient to have around, don't you think?

Mimi, thank you!

Monica, thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to know you are enjoying the blog. I'll be checking yours, too!

Joey, very simple and takes no time to put together!
Tks, darling!

ASHLEA said...

Cheese twists are a definite favorite of mine! I can't wait to try these!

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