It’s Christmas Eve! Where did the year go? I hope you’re all prepared for Christmas! Here is my recipe for cheesy twists, simple to make, and perfect for festive nibbles or party food.
I first made cheesy twists in a food technology lesson at school about 10 years ago. Over the years I’ve adapted the recipe and they have become a firm favourite for this time of year.
I always use bought, frozen puff pastry that I take out of the freezer a couple of hours before making the twists, but you can make your own puff pastry if you choose! This recipe uses marmite, a spread made from yeast extract. I am not sure how widely available marmite is, but similar products, such as vegemite, are available in other countries. You could also use a different sort of spread, like mustard, or something like pesto.
- 250g puff pastry
- 2 tbsp marmite
- 70g cheese, grated
- Pre-heat the oven to 190c and grease two baking trays
- Split the pastry into two
- Roll out one half of the pastry on a floured worksurface into a rectangle a few millimetres thick
- Spread 1tbsp marmite over half of the rectangle and sprinkle over half of the grated cheese
- Fold the pastry in half, pressing down on the edges to seal them
- Lightly roll out the pastry a little more
- Cut into strips about 2cm wide
- Lightly twist the strips a few times and lay on one of the baking trays
- Repeat the process with the other half of the pastry, cheese and marmite
- Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes , until the pastry is golden
- Remove from the tins and place on cooling racks