Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Chocolate and Cheese twist


This month's We should Cocoa challenge was a real challenge indeed - to make something savoury with chocolate and it has to be vegetarian! I have to admit I was not completely taken by the challenge initially as I wanted to bake something and not many ideas were forthcoming! However, I do like a good challenge and decided to embrace it. I thought about making potato waffles with chocolate syrup but thought it was too similar to a sweet dessert. I also thought about making chocolate and cheese scones but wasn't sure how they would turn out. So I decided to make these chocolate and cheese twists instead which includes my favourite ingredients - chocolate (nutella), cheese and puff pastry! I firmly believe that you can make anything with puff pastry and it will taste good. The result - I really, truly liked it :) I love the sweet and salty combination and who doesn't like pastry? I also made some traditional tomato and cheese twists just in case the chocolate ones didn't work out. 
So not very original or out of the box but I really struggled with this one and am looking forward to the round up to view everyone's creation and then thinking to myself "now why didn't I think of that?"  Make sure you check out Chocolate Log Blog who is hosting this month at the end of Feb to see the creative entries! If you are interested in joining in, check out Chocolate Teapot on the 1st of March for a new challenge. 





 roll out a sheet of puff pastry (mine is store bought) and brush with a beaten egg. 

 the eagle eyed amongt you will notice that there is only a small corner of chocolate... yes I was very skeptical and I will admit it! Sprinkle generous amounts of grated parmesan on top and fold in half. 

 I "re-opened" the pastry and added tomato paste to make cheese and tomato twists

 slice and twist and bake 

 chocolate and cheese twist 

 cheese twist on far left, tomato and cheese twist on the right

36 comments:

  1. This is a truly original recipe, I bet no-one has made nutella and cheese twists before - bravo. I suspect I would have downed a few of these given half the chance. Really pleased you baked something, was hoping people would. Thank you so much for participating in what has been a particularly challenging round.

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    1. Thanks! It was a bit of a cheat using puff pastry but they really did taste good :)

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  2. I read the title and the word "cheese" didn't even register, lol :D It certainly sounds interesting - I think I would be skeptical too until I'd tried it, although it sure looks good!

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    1. If you like chocolate and cheese then give it a try. You can always add more of your preferred flavour :)

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  3. Great idea for a tricky challenge. I'm trying to imagine the taste and I'm liking what I'm imagining.

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    1. Thanks, I really struggled to come up with a good idea! And it honestly taste great :)

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  4. I love chocolate & cheese, and I 've never seen a recipe likes this one. Yum! Can't wait to try this

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    1. It's really quick and easy - do give it a try!

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  5. This looks very tricky!

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    1. It's not as tricky as it looks - honest! :)

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  6. Anything with cheese is always yummy for me! with chocolate...mmmm extra yummy! These homemade twistees look very delicious and has two of my fav ingredients, chocolate and cheese!

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    1. So glad you like it as it's not to everyone's taste :)

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  7. What delicious party food as well as being a great partner for an afternoon snack. I haven't tried cheese and chocolate together but I adore cheese and jam so I think I'd really like it! :)

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    1. ooh cheese and jam sounds interesting - I have a friend who has cheese and marmalade everyday. Perhaps I should start trying as the sweet/salty combination really works.

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  8. Great combo! These twists look tasty.

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  9. well, im not convinced and doubt i'll make them anytime soon but I applaud your freestyle thinking!!!

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    1. Thanks Dom! It's not everyone's cup of tea which is why I made some cheese and tomato twists as a backup :)

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  10. YUM! Cheese & chocolate sounds good! Love the shape of the chocolate & cheese twists ! Well done ! :)

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    1. thanks, they look a little clumsy! I have been practicing since and will blog that at a later date :)

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  11. I was expecting chocolate & cream cheese like a Danish. Instead? Parmesan.

    You are brave.

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    1. now why didn't I think of chocolate and cream cheese? Parmesan is a bit heavy but I liked it :)

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  12. So THESE were the twists you told me about! I have to admit, they look delightful and you're right - anything with puff pastry always tastes better :) I do hope you end up making cheese and chocolate scones - cause I DO want to know how they turn out!

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    1. I have to learn to make my own puff pastry as they are so delicious and versatile. I may try those scones or wait for you to try them and let me know the result :)

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  13. Really chocolate and cheese well I never! I can not imagine it but if you say they were good then they were! You do amaze me with your ideas very original (as always).

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    1. I have to warn you it's not to everyone's taste but I enjoyed it. It tastes sweet and salty at the same time! :)

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  14. I would NEVER have thought of that but it is WONDERFUL! I certainly enjoyed my goats cheese and chocolate drizzle salad, so why not with pastry! GREAT idea and entry!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I am so pleased you like it :) Your salad looked amazing but then again everything on your blog looks amazing! :)

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  15. Oh wow such a challenge event! And even though I've never thought of chocolate or cheese :D These looks so nice~ Thanks for sharing such an innovation recipe!

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    1. Thanks! I know not everyone liked it but I certainly did :)

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  16. Wow! I'm always up for trying new foods, this is really interesting! I'm glad you liked it too, i think this would be great for a dinner party as it would get people talking :D

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    1. It would be good party food! Probably not to everyone's taste though :)

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  17. Well done - so inventive. I've really drawn a blank on baking something for this challenge.

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    1. Thanks. That's very kind of you :) it was a tough challenge!

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  18. What a great unique recipe to a very tough challenge! Well done!

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    1. Thanks! It was a tough challenge indeed!

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