Easy Peasy Cheese Twists
Jamie my oldest, has started doing cookery club at school. Its fantastic – rather than me taking snacks to pick him up, he comes home with delicious treats for us. I’ve never looked forward to pick up time more!
Last week he came home with some fantastic cheese twists. They were gobbled up by all of us in seconds.
He was not the most generous in handing them round….so Abbi decided to make a batch of cheese twists to take to a community bbq this weekend. Jamies recipe was lost somewhere on the way home, so we googled and found this, which Jamie thought was a close approximation to what he did. I have only made cheese twists with left over puff pastry before. I find them a bit dry usually, however these were soft and very moreish.
- 100g of self raising flower
- 80g red leicester
- 50g Softened butter
- 1 teaspoon of mustard powder
- Splash of milk to bind
Cube the butter, and mix in the flour, rubbing in with your hands to a fine breadcrumb like texture. Mix in the mustard powder and finely grated cheese. Add milk a tiny bit at a time and mix up with your hands, until you get a dough, with no crumbs at the bottom.
Flour your work surface, and rolling pin, and roll out the dough to approx 3mm thick. Cut an oblong, and remove the scraps/offcuts to roll out again.
Cut this oblong into strips about 1cm wide (our first batch were about 2.5cm), and 4-5cm long. Add one or two twists to these, and place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
These were so easy. Abbi made them herself with no supervision – so a great alternative to sweet baking for kids who like to have a go themselves. …….and even with the distraction of an annoying brother. Caught in the act!