Frozen puff pastry sheets are twisted and baked into savory Cheddar-Herb Twists. Sharp Cheddar and minced fresh herbs star in this bread that can be served alongside a saiad or entree or by itself as a tasty snack.
2 cups finely shredded sharp Cheddar
1 teaspoon dried or 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon dried or 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. In a bowl, combine cheese, herbs and cayenne. Season with salt.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out a sheet of pastry to a 16-by-9 1/2-inch rectangle. With the short side facing you, spread half of cheese mixture over bottom half of pastry sheet. Fold top half of pastry toward you over bottom half, enclosing cheese mixture (into 8-by-9 1/2-inch rectangle). Press pastry down to help dough layers adhere and force out air pockets. Roll pastry into a 8-by-16-inch rectangle. Transfer to baking sheet; chill for 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet and cheese mixture. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
Remove 1 pastry sheet from refrigerator and place on a lightly floured cutting board. Place a fresh sheet of parchment on the baking sheet. With a sharp knife, trim uneven edges from pastry, then cut pastry into 32 1/2-by-8-inch strips. Holding 1 end in each hand, twist each strip 3 or 4 times and place 1 inch apart on lined baking sheet, pressing ends down. (You'll fit 10 to 12 twists on each sheet.)
Bake twists for 12 to 14 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer twists to wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining pastry. Serve at room temperature.
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We thought these were delicious!! We couldn't stop eating them. I cut the recipe in half since there was just 4 of us. Due to timing, I didn't refrigerate these, but didn't notice a difference. I didn't measure my dough. I just cut them in thin strips. I read the reviewer where they fell apart when twisting. I don't understand that as this is just a sheet of dough. be sure you are using Puff Pastry & NOT Phyllo Dough, which is layers of pastry. That will certainly fall apart on you.
I followed the directions exactly, but every time I attempted to cut or twist them they fell apart all over the place or the puff pastry broke. Absolute waste of money buying ingredients when I got nothing I could even attempt to bake.
These probably tasted good but the baking time was too long! I checked on them after 6 minutes and they were almost done.....I left them in 5 minutes longer...no where near the 12-15 minutes in the recipe and most of them were burnt and inedible!