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I love making these. They are quick and simple to make. I only do a half portion of these. I just use one sheet of puff pastry, add the garlic and cheese, fold it over, then cut and twist. This is inexpensive as well. Add as much garlic and cheese as you like.
Parmesan Garlic Twists
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle half of the flour onto a clean work surface. Unfold one sheet of pre-thawed puff pastry onto the floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet out with a rolling pin until it is about 25% larger (if you don’t have a rolling pin you can skip this step)
STEP 2: Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the top of the pastry with water to help the filling adhere. Sprinkle half of the garlic powder and half of the parmesan cheese over the entire sheet of pastry dough. It will be easier to evenly distribute the garlic powder if you do not premeasure it but rather shake it directly from the bottle. The small “sprinkling” holes in the cap will help prevent large piles of garlic powder. You really only need a small amount dusted over the whole sheet. One half teaspoon per sheet was an estimate.
STEP 3: Fold the sheet in half to enclose the fillings. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the folded pastry dough into strips. I got twelve strips per sheet of pastry. The pastry already has creases from being folded into thirds in the box so I simply cut each third into four slices. They may look short (about 6″ long) at this point but they will elongate slightly as you twist them.
STEP 4: Pick up each slice and, holding each end, twist into a spiral shape. Place the twisted sticks onto a foil covered baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until nicely browned. Repeat with the second sheet of pastry dough.