These flaky, cheesy, buttery pastries will make you twist and shout!
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Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray parchment lightly with vegetable oil spray.
Sprinkle clean counter lightly with flour. Place puff pastry on counter. Use rolling pin to roll into 10½-inch square.
Use pastry brush to paint puff pastry evenly with melted butter. Sprinkle salt and ½ cup Parmesan evenly over top, making sure to reach edges of pastry. Use your hands to press firmly on cheese so it sticks to puff pastry.
Use bench scraper to cut pastry into 14 strips, about ¾ inch wide, and shape into twists following photos, below. Place twists on greased parchment-lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle twists evenly with remaining ¼ cup Parmesan. Place baking sheet in oven. Bake until twists are puffed and deep golden, 16 to 20 minutes.
Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let twists cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Puff pastry is an almost magical ingredient that starts out flat and puffs up into a flaky crust in the oven. It’s made from layers and layers of dough and butter stacked on top of each other. As the butter heats up in the oven, it lets off steam, which pushes the dough layers apart to make an ultraflaky texture. You can make your own puff pastry, but it’s a LOT of work. Instead, we like to buy frozen premade puff pastry at the grocery store.