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Cheesy Twists

Cheesy Twists

Cheesy Twists

If you’re having a kids’ party, these can be made a few days in advance and then heated up on the day of the party.

Makes: 24 small twists




  • ¾ cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup brown-rice flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 100g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Approx. 2 tbsp cold water
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. To prepare pastry, place spelt, brown-rice flour, potato starch and salt in bowl with butter. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add egg and cold water and mix together until a dough is formed. If necessary add a few more tbsp of extra cold water, so that the dough just comes together and isn’t dry.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge to set for 30 mins
  5. Remove pastry dough from fridge and roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper, trying to keep it in a rectangular shape. Cut pastry into long thin strips lengthways and then cut each strip into 4 segments. Sprinkle cheese onto each pastry piece and gently twist pastry and place onto baking tray. Continue this process with all strips of pastry.
  6. Bake for 20 mins until golden brown and crispy.





Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.