Parmesan & Poppy Seed Twists

Posh cheese straws! These tasty twists are perfect with dips as party nibbles or to take on a picnic! A great way to use up any left-over pastry you have too!

Makes 12-15
Suitable for home freezing


  • For the pastry:
  • 100g Juvela Gluten Free White or Fibre Mix
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g hard margarine
  • 25g lard
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • Cold water
  • For the topping:
  • 3tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1tbsp caraway seeds
  • Method

    1. To make the pastry, place the Mix in a bowl and rub in the fats until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
    2. Stir in half of the egg and sufficient water to form a soft but not sticky dough.
    3. Roll out pastry into a rough rectangle (approx 10cmx20cm), approx ½ cm in thickness, and brush pastry with some of the remaining egg.
    4. Sprinkle pastry dough with parmesan, poppy seeds and caraway seeds, then lightly run the rolling pin across the top to press cheese and seeds into the pastry.
    5. Using a sharp knife, cut pastry into 12-15strips.
    6. Carefully twist each strip (by twisting each end in opposite directions!), and then place onto a baking tray.
    7. Add a little milk to remaining egg mixture and carefully brush the tops. Bake in a preheated oven (200°C/180°Fan/Gas Mark 6) for 10-15minutes until golden brown.