Thursday, 25 September 2014

Cooking For Idiots: How to make Cheesy Puff Sticks

Welcome once more blogosphere! I warn you now, life's about to get pretty exciting. What exactly is the root of this new found thrill and exhilaration? Why simply the fact that Teenage Fanatic is actually posting a tutorial of sorts which may or may not be useful to you. Who would've thought, perhaps this blog isn't totally redundant after all? But wait, let's not get ahead of ourselves. After all, I really am only providing you with a recipe for one of the easiest foods to make in the world. And no, I'm not over-exeggerating, because even I can make these. Don't believe me? Believe 'Ratatouille'.

Cheesy Puff Sticks just so happen to be my favourite food ever. Puff pastry, cheese, there really isn't anything healthy about them (which is perhaps a reason for them obtaining the top position). Today, I plan to enlighten you all and supply you with a must-have recipe for these inflated sticks of golden glory. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Keep reading and tackle it head on.

First up, before we get to the whole baking side of this, here's a list of ingredients and materials required:
- Puff Pastry
- Cheese
- Oil
- Chopping Board
- Knife
- Baking Tray
- Baking Paper

I kid you not, that's literally it. Now, all you have to do is make the things.


1. Lay out 1 sheet of puff pastry onto the chopping board. 

2. Spray a thin coat of oil on top of the sheet. 

3. Evenly sprinkle the puff pastry sheet with cheese.

4. Place another sheet of puff pastry on top of the cheese and create a second layer. 

5. Cut the layers down the middle, and continue to cut the cheese and puff pastry sheets into small strips. 

6. Pick these strips up individually, pinch them at both ends, twist them, and place them down on the baking tray. Do this for every strip. 

7. Put them in the oven on fan-forced at 250 degrees celsius for about 10-15 minutes. 

8. Literally just sit there and watch them cook no matter how much you tell yourself not to, because let's face it, you have no life (although this one isn't strictly necessary and may just apply to me). 

9. Open the oven once they're cooked and looking super fine, and then enjoy the flaky goodness!

Bam, we're all done! I told you they're ridiculously easy to make. 

Seriously, I originally found the recipe in a Total Girl magazine circa 2006, and have been addicted to them ever since. I guess we have the hoarding habits of an 8 year old me to thank for this. Now go and concoct these wondrous culinary creations for yourself and indulge in the awesomeness! Til' next time . . .

Annabel xx