These are yummy and a great way to sneak some greens into your fussy one. There are not many kids who dislike pastry items and I can surprisingly get my fussy guy to eat these. I do like to tell him stories about how Spinach gives Popeye muscles, so that could have something to do with it too.
They are also great cold, so a good alternative to put in the lunch box the next day, instead of usual sandwiches.
My baby led weaning little one enjoyed these too.
Parmesan and Spinach Cheese Twists
Makes about 10 twists (depending on pastry sheet size)
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (thawed at room temp)
- baby spinach
- grated parmesan
- 1 egg, beaten
Place the pastry on a floured surface and carefully unfold (if yours is not a ready sheet, then you will need to roll it out with a rolling pin until it is about 1/8″ inch thick.
Slice the pastry sheet in half and then slice each half into 5 equal sized strips (so you have 10 strips).
Add a few leaves of baby spinach and some grated Parmesan to one strip at a time \and fold over in half to seal in the spinach and parmesan and then holding each end, carefully twist and place on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
When you have completed this with all the strips, place the baking tray in the fridge for about 10 mins, just to firm up the pastry and then brush with the beaten egg.
Place in a preheated oven at 200c or 400f (gas mark 6) and bake until golden.