1 sheet frozen puff pastry
(half of a 17 1/4 ounce package)
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
(about 6 ounces)
1 3/4 teaspoons crushed red
1 egg white
1 1/4 cup finely chopped
Let sheet of pastry defrost
about 20 minutes. On lightly floured board unfold pastry sheet. Roll pastry
into a 15 x 18-inch rectangle.
In a small bowl, stir
together Cheddar cheese and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle cheese mixture onto
pastry, lightly pressing mixture into pastry.
Cut sheet lengthwise into
three strips (5 x 18 inches each). Cut each strip horizontally into pieces
about 1-inch wide. Holding each piece at opposite ends, twist into spiral.
In a small bowl, beat egg
white until frothy. Brush each twist with egg white and roll in chopped
peanuts. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake in a 425º F. oven for 20
minutes or until golden brown. Yields: 54 twists.
Last Updated ( Mar 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM )