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Balderson Cheese Pastry Twists
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Appetizer - Balderson Cheese Pastry Twists

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1 lbFrozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions454g
2 tspDry Mustard10 mL
3 cupsBalderson Premium Extra Old Cheddar, finely grated750 mL
1 tbspWater1
 Poppy Seeds or Chive, for garnish 


  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Baking Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Makes 48 Twists
  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C)
  • Roll half of the pastry (1 block) to a 12-inch (30 cm) square
  • Mix together 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard and 1 cup (250 mL) cheese
  • Sprinkle on half of pastry, fold pastry in half
  • Roll pastry again to form a 12-inch (30 cm) square; cut in half
  • Cut each half into 12 strips about 1 inch (2.5 cm) by 6 inches (15 cm) each
  • Whisk egg and water together
  • Brush strips with egg mixture
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup (125 mL) cheese and poppy seeds or chives. Lightly press toppings into pastry
  • Twist each strip once or twice, and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets
  • Repeat steps with second block of pastry
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Best served warm. Baked twists may be frozen, then reheated in oven just before serving