Puff Pastry Twists Savoury

Easy Puff Pastry Twists Savoury

Puff Pastry Twists Savoury

These puff pastry twists savoury are quick and easy but look great so are a must for any of our kids or even adult parties.  They can look like a stylish canape for a grown up drinks party just by wrapping them in a slice of prosciutto or a tasty after school snack for the kids.  My puff pastry twists savoury are flavoured with cheese which gives them a great flavour and texture, – delicious!

Puff Pastry Twists Savoury

How long does it take to make puff pastry from scratch?

Too long in my opinion!  I always make things from scratch where I can, but when chefs on every TV show (apart from the bake off) are saying don’t bother making your own puff pastry as it is labour intensive and shop bought ones are great.  So I must admit I don’t make puff pastry from scratch.  However, if you did want to give it a go then here is a link to a puff pastry recipe that looked fairly straight forward.  It will take around 2 hours to make.

What do you need to make cheese puff pastry twists?

One roll of ready made and rolled puff pastry
1 egg lightly beaten
100g mild cheddar grated
40g Parmesan grated

How do you make puff pastry twists savoury?

  • Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade
  • Lay pastry on counter either on the greaseproof that the roll comes in or on a little flour if you prefer
  • Brush with a little of the egg
  • Sprinkle the mild cheese evenly over the pastry sheet.  Give it a little press down so that the cheese sticks slightly    
  • Fold the pastry sheet in half
  • Use rolling pin to roll the pastry sheet back out to its original size.  This will also press the cheese into the pastry
  • Repeat the same process with the Parmesan cheese
  • Slice the pastry sheet along its shortest side into thin strips twist each strip pressing the ends to seal
  • Place on a non stick baking tray and/or use greaseproof paper and cook for 10 – 15 mins or until lightly golden

Other flavours of savoury puff pastry twists you might like

As I said at the start of this recipe post these puff pastry twists can make the perfect simple kids snack especially as an after school snack when they really do tend to need some carbs.  However, they can also make a fantastic canape as part of a drinks party or part of a grazing platter.  You just need to make a few tweaks to make them a bit fancier.  So here are some extra ideas:

  • Make each puff pastry twist shorter so that it becomes a canape –  i.e. bite sized and serve with a pesto dip
  • Chop green or black olives (depending on your preference) and add them in instead of the cheese, but make sure to chop them small
  • Add some tomato paste and basil to your pastry along with the parmesan – be careful with how much you add and when cooking as this will make the dough wetter
  • Make the puff pastry twists without the cheese addition and instead serve with melted camembert for dipping – delicious!
  • You may like to finely chop some salami and include it with the cheese, but maybe think about switching the cheese for a creamy pecorino or even a milder italian cheese like Fontina or Scamorza
  • Switch the parmesan for a crumbly blue cheese.  It needs to be a crumbly one rather than a really creamy version as that will likely just melt out or make the pastry too soggy 
  • Roll the twist much tighter so that the finished product is narrower and wrap the end of each one in a piece of prosciutto and feature them as part of a beautiful grazing platter.   The perfect centre piece for any grown up drinks party
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