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Cheddar Cheese Pastry Twists

  • 1 lb frozen puff pastry, thawed according to pack directions
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 3 cups Balderson Premium Extra Old Cheddar, finely grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Poppy seeds or chive, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (200°C).
  2. Roll half of the pastry (1 block) to a 12-inch (30 cm) square.
  3. Mix together 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard and 1 cup (250 mL) cheese.
  4. Sprinkle on half of pastry, fold pastry in half.
  5. Roll pastry again to form a 12-inch (30 cm) square; cut in half.
  6. Cut each half into 12 strips about 1 inch (2.5 cm) by 6 inches (15 cm) each.
  7. Whisk egg and water together.
  8. Brush strips with egg mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup (125 mL) cheese and poppy seeds or chives. Lightly press toppings into pastry.
  10. Twist each strip once or twice, and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  11. Repeat steps with second block of pastry.
  12. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Best served warm. Baked twists may be frozen, then reheated in oven just before serving.

SERVINGS:

BAKING TIME:

48

15 min