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.
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super easy to make! My daughter all of the sudden over the last two weeks has decided not to each much other than apple sauce,yogurt or snacks. I saw this receipe and it looked super easy and quick – instead of making twists I actually made them into small nugget shapes (spinach and cheese inside) to trick her inot thinking they were a snack/treat because of their shape and guess what she ate them -spinach and all! Thanks for the great recipe – will be trying others this weekend starting with those that can be made bit size!
oh that is a great idea to make them nugget sized. Will have to try that. thanks
that is a great idea to make them nugget shape, will have to try that, thanks
I finally got around to buying some puff pastry and gave these a go, my 4 girls LOVED them ( and so did me and my DH !) so I will be making more tomorrow. I did have some trouble getting the Spinach to stay on the pastry when I twisted them so I ended up sandwiching the spinach and cheese between two thinner layers of pastry before going over them lightly with my rolling pin to squish them together beforevlicing, twisting and then baking.
Anyone ever tried any other fillings?.
Getting the spinach and cheese to stay inside while I twisted these was definitely a challenge but they turned out great! What’s the best way to store these? Thanks!
They will keep in a lidded tub for a couple of days or the freezer pretty well too. I just pop in a freezer ziplock and defrost for snacks/lunches.
These are amazing and have helped us out a lot even on our most fussy days! To ram even more spinach and goodness into our little ones we blend the cheese and greater amounts of spinach (with a little bit of pesto) and spread over the bottom sheet. With the increased amount of filling there is some seepage but this just adds to the rustic look. . Thanks again for the recipe!
that sounds like a great addition. Thanks for sharing.