So, I’m in the elevator on my way to my apartment after a long day at the office. A neighbor, who I hadn’t seen in awhile, was riding with me. I said “Hey, do you want to come over for a drink to catch up? Why don’t you come by as soon as you drop your stuff home.”
Three things wrong with that scenario. I don’t work, I don’t live in an apartment building and I am not spontaneous.
I do love to catch up with friends, though, and have a small arsenal of easy recipes on hand that come together quickly for an impromptu get together.
Like these Easy Baked Puff Pastry Cheese Twists. They only take 15 minutes to make and keep well in an airtight container.
I love the twists warm with soup when the cheese is fragrant and melty. The twists are also perfect with a cold glass of wine when they are cool and crisp.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
1 large egg
½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend, such as Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago
½ cup mozzarella cheese
Flour, for dusting
1. Thaw the pastry according to package directions.
2. Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Crack the egg into a small bowl or cup. Add 1 tablespoon water, and whisk until blended.
4. In another small bowl, mix together the cheeses.
5. Unfold the puff pastry sheet and place on a lightly floured work surface.
6. Using a pastry brush, brush some of the egg mixture evenly over the dough.
7. Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture evenly over half of the egg-brushed dough.
8. Fold the uncovered dough over the cheese and press gently to seal.
9. Brush the top with the egg mixture, sprinkle with half of the remaining cheese mixture, and press gently to help adhere.
10. Turn the dough over, brush the other side with the egg mixture, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and press gently.
11. Cut the pasty lengthwise into 4 equal strips.
Holding each strip by the ends, turn the ends a few times in opposite direction to make a twist. Place the twists, evenly spaced, on the baking sheet.
12 Bake until browned, about 10 minutes.
13. Let twists cool briefly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe from Momables
It was this song title that first got my attention. I may not be spontaneous, but I sure as hell am picky. :)
These lyrics cracked me up.
“I know he saved all the clever stories for ya
when he saw you bobbing your head
to that boring Beiber song yeah
and just your taste in music might have given over
the fact that you’re not
that very picky
Check out The Wallies on Bandcamp, where you can buy their music.