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Twisty cheese straws

Twisty cheese straws

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Makes at least 24

Puff pastry is ideal for canapés. Try twisted with cream cheese and pesto then baked until crispy

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per twist (24)
NutrientUnit
kcal78
fat6g
saturates3g
carbs5g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein1g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 100g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh pesto
  • 320g sheet puff pastry
  • a little flour , for dusting
  • 1 egg , beaten

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip the cream cheese and pesto into a bowl and mix well.

  • STEP 2

    Unroll the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut in half lengthways. Spread the pesto mix over one half, pop the other piece of pastry on top to create a sandwich, then cut in half lengthways to create 2 long rectangles. Divide each rectangle into short strips, about 1cm thick. Twist each pastry strip and place on a baking tray lined with parchment.

  • STEP 3

    Brush with egg and bake for 20-25 mins until risen and golden brown.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2013

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