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Pesto and Cheese Twists

Come on baby, let's do the (pesto and cheese) twist

food

Pesto and Cheese Twists

Come on baby, let's do the (pesto and cheese) twist

Ingredients

  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 30 grams Pine nuts
  • 30 grams Fresh Basil leaves
  • 50 grams Parmesan, grated
  • Up to 90 milliliters Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 80 grams Cream cheese
  • 1 sheet Puff pastry
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Parmesan to decorate

Steps

  1. Add pine nuts to a dry pan over a medium/low heat. Cook the nuts until golden brown, stirring frequently. Once golden transfer to a bowl.
  2. For the pesto blend together the crushed garlic, toasted pine nuts, fresh basil leaves and parmesan in a food processor.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add almost all of the oil. Blend until well incorporated. Add more oil for desired consistency.
  4. In a bowl mix the pesto with the cream cheese until evenly combined.
  5. Cut pastry sheet in half short ways and spread pesto over one of the halves leaving a small border around the edge.
  6. Place the 2nd half of pastry on top of the pesto half and cut into strips short ways.
  7. Place the strips onto a baking tray twisting the strips at the top and bottom.
  8. Lightly brush the twists with egg and place in the oven at 200°C for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Once out of the oven, sprinkle over extra parmesan.