125g puff pastry (removed from fridge 20mins prior to making)

Large handful of grated cheese.

1 egg beaten in a mug


Cheese Puff Pastry Twirls

preparation 2 mins • you cook for 5 mins •

125g of pastry will make approx 8-10 twirls

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These delightful little bites are a great way to use up leftover puff pastry. These twirls are the expensive things you get in boxes in the supermarket. In the video I only make three of them using the leftover pastry from the two recipes above. Use your leftovers or a large block - you'll be amazed how easy it is to create something that looks expensive and tastes great.

Lightly oiled baking tray

Rolling pin

Knife to cut the pastry

Pastry brush


Before you start, preheat your oven to 190c. Have the cheese and grater ready with plenty of room to roll out the pastry. Now click here!


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Lightly flour your work surface and place the pastry on top. Lightly dust your rolling pin with flour and then start rolling out the pastry into a large square. Pick the pastry up every few rolls to check that it doesn't stick. Roll the pastry as thin as you can without breaking. Sprinkle the grated cheese over one half of the pastry then fold over the remaining half and press together with your hands.

Roll the pastry out again into a rough square half a cm thick. Cut into approx 1 inch strips then all that's left to do is roll them up!

Place a pastry strip diagonally in front of you (10 o'clock to 4 o'clock). Start at the corner nearest you and gently roll up the pastry into a corkscrew shape. By having the pastry at an angle it should twist easily into a twirl.

If you're making these in advance stop here and cover until you are ready to bake them. Before putting the tray in the oven, brush the pastry all over with beaten egg and bake for 20 minutes until golden.

I hope that you enjoy them.


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