Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cheese, tomato and herb twists


Following the success of my chocolate and cheese twists, I decided to make some more traditional cheese, tomato and herb twists. They are really easy to make and are quite addictive to eat! They are great as party foods or a snack. Best eaten fresh from the oven but still tasted good the next day. The smell of the cheese and herbs are amazing. You can make so many different variations - bacon and cheese, bacon cheese & tomato, ham and cheese, tomato and basil ..... whatever you fancy! 

If you live in the UK, Jus Rol pastry are offering a free Le Creuset stoneware dish with 4 tokens (1 pack = 1 token) plus p&p. A pretty good deal so I thought I'd share it with you (I have not been paid by them in any way, I just wanted to share the news in case you were interested) So this is my second roll of puff pastry, look out for at least 2 more recipes featuring puff or shortcrust pastry! 

I am entering these to Herbs on Saturday hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage



 roll out a sheet of puff pastry. Brush beaten egg on one side, turn it over and spread tomato puree on top as shown. 

 sprinkle liberally with grated cheese 

 add dried herbs and a little bit of cracked black pepper 

 slice into strips 

 twist and bake according to the packet instructions 


 enjoy! 

23 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea for using puff - I always seem to have some lurking in the freezer but end up using it for the same old recipe. This will be something new, and they look yummy! :-)

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    1. Thanks! What do you usually make with it?

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    2. Goat's cheese, roasted tomato and caramelised onion tarts (a barefoot contessa recipe). My usual dinner party starter as it's quick, easy and very forgiving! ;-)

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    3. Yum! Can I please invite myself over? ;)

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    4. If you're ever down my neck of the woods! :-)

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  2. Mmm... savory is even better (in my opinion) and I wonder if I couldn't make these with a marinara sauce and fresh herbs (instead of a paste)... You've got me thinking ;)

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    1. ooh sounds great! if you make your own puff pastry, it would be perfect for your made from scratch challenge :)

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  3. This looks like it would be the perfect snack. My family would love them.

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    1. They are great snacks but highly addictive!

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  4. Wow. This looks like a terrific and tasty snack!

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  5. Mmm all of that melted cheese on buttery puff pastry! I love the sound of that! :D

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  6. These look quite quick to make, is that right? I'm thinking ahead to my bithday and wondering how in the space of one morning I can make a birthday cake and a ton of party food for people arriving that afternoon!

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    1. Quick and easy! Ooh what birthday cake are you making? If I can come I can make these for you! :)

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  7. Thanks SO much for a WONDERFUL entry! These look just my cup of tea!
    Karen
    PS: have a GREAT holiday!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Glad to join in herbs on Saturday. Just arrived in San Fran, been awake >24 hrs now!! X

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  8. These twists look too delicious! Perfect to side some soup :D
    Awesome post!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Post to see: Two Twix Fudgy 'Whities'

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    1. They will go well with soup indeed! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. I love pastry twists my favourite is pizza flavour a bit like these. Have agreat holiday.

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  10. These look incredible! Like mini pizza sticks. I would love some of these instead of normal cheese straws!

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    1. Thanks! They made a nice change to cheese straws.

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