- Ready-rolled puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
- Aged Gouda (or use Parmigiano-Reggiano), grated
- Sea salt or flaked crystal salt & freshly milled black pepper
Brush the pastry with beaten egg. Scatter the grated cheese over the pastry and season with salt and pepper. Cut into strips of approximately 1/2"-3/4" (approx. 1-2 cm) by about 6" (approx. 15 cm). Now twist the ends of the pastry strips in opposite directions to create a spiral effect. Place on the cookie sheet, leaving 1/4" (1/2 cm) between them and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Add your favorite herbs, such as freshly chopped thyme or rosemary.
Try adding dried chili-, onion- or garlic flakes for some more punch.
Add texture and flavor with sesame-, poppy-, caraway or cumin seeds.
Go the sweet route, with sugar & cinnamon or chocolate sprinkles (leaving out the cheese and salt & pepper, obviously)