Cheese Twists

dogs want the pastry cheese twistsNo, I didn't make cheese twists especially for YOU

Cheese twists are my go to use of left over pastry trimmings, although of course you can purposely make them too using a basic shortcrust recipe

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

So here are some trimmings of shortcrust pastry.  It looks a bit brown and speckly because I added some wholemeal flour and chia seeds to the mix.

There are no set quantities for this recipe.  Just use up what you've got.

How to make cheese twists

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Squish it all together and roll it out on a floured surface

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

sprinkle a strip of grated cheese down the centre.  Mature cheddar is probably your best bet

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Fold one side over the top

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Sprinkle more cheese on top of the fold then fold the other side over

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Then fold over two more times

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Roll it out flat again

making cheese twists from leftover pastry
making cheese twists from leftover pastry
making cheese twists from leftover pastry
making cheese twists from leftover pastry

and repeat all those steps of cheese layer, folding and rolling.

By this time the pastry dough will be getting quite solid and stiff and difficult to roll - but you can do it.  That should be enough, but if you think you have the strength and stamina and enough chees then go ahead repeat again and make your cheese twists really really cheesey


making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Trim it into a square or rectangle

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

cut it into strips

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

twist the strips into a spiral

making cheese twists from leftover pastry

Squash them ever so lightly with the palm of y our had to prevent them from uncurling

cheese twists

Bake in a medium to hot oven until they are golden and bubbling.  Once cooled you have a tasty treat (don't forget to bake those trimmed parts too)

These are really nice with dips

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