Dec 16, 2010

Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

This isn’t really a recipe, it’s just a quick variation to an older snack recipe I posted about two years ago: my simple Parmesan Twists. I usually prepare a whole batch of these because they’re not only delicious but especially simple and rather cheap. I posted my Cheese & Onion Butterflies the year after.

I was craving a snack. Something. Anything. The only thing in my freezer were a few lonesome puff pastry sheets and a piece of cheddar, so I figured I use the twist idea from the first recipe, use the cheddar from the second recipe and bump the whole thing up with some jalapeños. It worked like a charm.

I didn’t really bother taking ‘official’ intro and end shots, though. Just a quick snapshot. Hope you don’t mind and if you do, too bad, they’re all gone now! *rubs tummy*


Ingredients:

puff pastry sheets 
cheddar
jalapeños
1 egg white
paprika powder


Directions:

We start with cheddar. Grated cheddar.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

And jalapeños, of course. I used a mix of finely minced red and green.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

I used 6 thawed puff pastry sheets.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

One lightly beaten egg white.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

Now this is really simple.

Brush two puff pastry sheets with egg white, this will function as a glue. Sprinkle some sweet paprika powder on top of both sheets and top one of them with the grated cheddar and jalapeños.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

Fold the other one over and flatten it a little with a rolling-pin. Just to push the ingredients into the dough a bit. Slice it in thin strips—mine were a bit thick.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

Twist each strip twice to create a spiral. That’s all.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

Place them on a baking sheet (I used baking paper) and give them some room. Bake them in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

They were delicious. The jalapeños gave them a wonderful kick without being too much.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Spirals

Best part? You can experiment with lots of ingredients and/or spices and make a whole bunch of different flavored spirals for New Year’s eve!

Cheddar & Jalapeño Spirals
Ingredients
    puff pastry sheets, thawed
    cheddar, grated
    jalapeños, minced
    1 egg white, lightly beaten
    paprika powder
Directions
    Brush two puff pastry sheets with eggwhite, this will function as a glue. Sprinkle some sweet paprika powder on top of both sheets and top one of them with the grated cheddar and jalapeños.

    Fold the other one over and flatten it a little with a rolling pin. Just to push the ingredients into the dough a bit. Slice it in thin strips. Twist each strip twice to create a spiral.

    Place them on a baking sheet (I used baking paper) and give them some room. Bake them in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Meal type: snack, partyfood
Servings: as many as you like
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    13 Comments »

    1. 1

      I want to rub my tummy too! I want some of this Kay. I love the jalapeno flavors and I can imagine they must pair excellently with the cheddar. Good one Kay.
      Magda

      My Little Expat Kitchen on Dec 16, 2010 @ 9:46 pm Reply
    2. 2

      I can’t wait to try this one! I’m planning a get-together for some of my neighborhood friends after New Year’s and this will be perfect with a glass of nice cold wine. Yum.

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Dec 16, 2010 @ 10:21 pm Reply
    3. 3

      These look amazing!
      I printed the recipe… this doesn’t make any difference but it’s odd so I thought I’d let you know… it prints perfectly except that the title of the recipe, which printed as Lemon Green Beans.  :)

      Jillian on Dec 17, 2010 @ 1:43 am Reply
    4. 4

      @ Jillian:

      Thanks for letting me know. Fixed it!

      Kay on Dec 17, 2010 @ 9:17 am Reply
    5. 5

      ooeew ik heb al die ingrediënten in huis. Ga ze gelijk vanmiddag maken klinken erg lekker.

      nickdn on Dec 17, 2010 @ 12:14 pm Reply
    6. 6

      Mmmm these look beyond tasty!

      Katrina on Dec 17, 2010 @ 4:24 pm Reply
    7. 7

      Simple, and great idea !
       
      Looks really good too ;)

      Florian on Dec 17, 2010 @ 4:31 pm Reply
    8. 8

      I’m making these today and taking them to our Christmas eve dinner.  Then I’m making them and taking them to Christmas day lunch and then I’m making them and …….probably eating the entire batch while enjoying a fire and a cold drink which might or might not contain alcohol.    I can’t wait!

      Janie on Dec 24, 2010 @ 4:30 pm Reply
    9. 9

      Doing these for NY eve :) hope my friends will enjoy this hotness, bcz we are celebrating in sauna :)

      Indre on Dec 30, 2010 @ 9:31 pm Reply
    10. 10

      These would make for some tasty appetizers!

      Kevin (Closet Cooking) on Jan 1, 2011 @ 3:24 pm Reply
    11. 11

      Planning on giving these a shot tonight, they look awesome!

      Just wondering though, puff pastry, is that bladerdeeg? Regular stuff from the freezers at good old AH?

      Thanks! ☺

      Stevie on May 17, 2011 @ 1:18 pm Reply
    12. 12

      I needed something for a party tomorrow, and these are perfect!!! Just pulled three batches out of the oven. Also, I made two other variations; a roasted red pepper, chicken (with a little parmesan and garlic), and a cinnamon that is being served with a Mexican chocolate sauce. Thanks so much!

      Christy on Jul 30, 2011 @ 8:49 am Reply
    13. 13

      Oh my god, you are simply amazing, Kay! I am so going to give these a try! One question though, can i also use wonton pastry for this recipe? I bought for myself a lot of them and it’s just so wrong to keep on making either fried wonton or wonton soup. Thanks!

      Imas Ruben on Oct 10, 2013 @ 10:45 pm Reply

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