It’s 5 am and I’m up early to bake and create for my work Christmas party. I always try to make something easy, tasty, and pleasing to most palates. Cue Pizza Twists, because they are EASY! And also, I mean, who doesn’t like pizza, am I right? And if you’re curious, I bought all this at Aldi for less than a fiver! (This is not a paid post for Aldi. I just live very close to one and live on a budget. Although if Aldi happens to be reading this, I’ve got student loans- just sayin’…) Here is what you’ll need:
- 2 boxes of rolled puff pastry
- 1 jar of pasta sauce (you won’t need the whole jar)
- 1 bag of grated mozzarella
- Basil to taste (optional)
Lets break it down! STEP 1: Unroll a box of puff pastry, and give it a roll down with a rolling pin. This doesn’t actually do anything for the dough. It simply spreads the dough out so you can create more twists.
STEP 2: Spoon and spread the pasta sauce onto this bottom layer. I used the pancetta sauce from Aldi, but anything you use will be delicious!
STEP 3: Sprinkle on a generous layer of mozzarella cheese over the sauce. I also think parmesan and provalone would be a great addition as well.
STEP 4: Roll out the second box of dough, and carefully transfer on top of the original layer. Press the dough down just a bit to get some of the air out.
STEP 5: Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, make one horizontal cut, then proceed to cut length wise. I ended up making 26 pieces.
STEP 6: Twist each piece of dough and arrange neatly on a lined tray. Bake at 180 C / 350 F for around 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
STEP 7: EAT! My favourite step! These turned out pretty good, although the sauce didn’t come through as much as I hoped. But they were still delicious, especially when dipped in the extra sauce or paired with a bit of pesto. And you can pretty much put whatever you want as a filling for an easy, no fuss treat. Effort is minimal, but they look like a million bucks! Ok, maybe not that much, but I think I could probably sell them for £1 each if I wanted to. So if you’re looking for an EASY, last minute treat for Christmas, this is it! And might I suggest Nutella or boozy mince meat as an alternative filling. However you slice it, making these twists will be a delicious Christmas treat to remember. Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!