Guest post: Cheese & Walnut puff pastry twists

Following on from Rachel’s guestpost this week today I have the lovely Stacey over at Stacey In The Sticks. Stacey is a stay at home mum to two boys. She blogs about her family life, food, mental health and her amazing weight loss journey.


Stacey is sharing one of her amazing recipes for Cheese & Walnut puff pastry twists.


I don’t know about you, but I’m very much a savoury person rather than a sweet. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate as much as the next person, but offer me a bag of crisps or a bar of chocolate, and I would go for the crisps every time! Sometimes though, it’s nice to have a little treat and these twists are great for snacking on (although not so healthy, but delicious nonetheless!). They use two of my favourite savoury foods – pastry (that I don’t eat much of any more) and cheese (I love the cheese). The walnuts give a nice little crunch to them. Of course, you could leave these out in case of nut allergies.

Ingredients (makes 14-15 twists)
375g ready rolled puff pastry sheet
75g cheddar cheese, grated
50g walnuts, roughly crushed
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to gas 6/200c/400f. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Unroll the pastry and leaving it on the baking paper, cut into 14 or 15 strips, around 1.5-2 inches wide, and then gently separate.

Cheese & Walnut Puff Pastry Strips - step 1

Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the pastry strips, and then top with the walnuts.

Cheese & Walnut Puff Pastry Strips - step 2

Carefully place half of the strips onto the paper on the baking tray, and then you can start twisting. (if you have enough room on the top shelf of your oven you can put the other half on another baking tray, otherwise cook in two batches).

Cheese & Walnut Puff Pastry Strips - step 3

With the strips parallel to your body, hold the bottom of one of the strips and start carefully twisting the pastry moving gently along the strip, using your other hand to hold the pastry strip on the non-twisted part.

Space the twists out with a couple of cm space between each one, and then brush the tops lightly with beaten egg.

Bake for around 7 minutes until puffed up and golden on top. Repeat with the other half of the strips.

Cheese & walnut twists

Remove from the oven and leave to cool, or eat just warm!


Thank you Stacey for this delicious recipe – I am definitely a sweet person rather than savoury though. I will have to give these a go myself!

You can check our more of Stacey’s delicious recipes over at Stacey In The Sticks or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more.

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