Homemade Cheese Twists for Babies and Toddlers

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cheesetwistMillie’s meals this week have been pretty simple as I am trying to use up our supply of baby food in the freezer before we travel for the summer. I have usually been giving her one of the freezer puree meals for dinner and making something fresh but simple for lunch. This week she is absolutely loving yoghurts and any type of fruit so most lunches have been some type of main dish (toast fingers, eggs, cauliflower cheese etc) with some yoghurt and diced fruit. Today I noticed we had some puff pastry left in the freezer along with some cheese open in the fridge so I decided to try and make some simple cheese twists for Millie and Oscar’s lunch. I had made Oscar some homemade cheese breadstick style twists a few weeks ago so was hoping this simpler version would turn out just as nice, and they did! They literally took 5-10 minutes to prepare and were cooked by the time I had prepared the rest of their lunches. I served Oscar’s cheese twists with some homemade chicken bites and some dried fruit. For Millie, she had some watermelon (her absolute favourite fruit!) and a strawberry yoghurt pouch. I thought the serving I put out for Millie was quite big and fully expected to either throw some away or as always, I would finish it off…but no! She ate 3 rather big cheese twists and all of her fruit and yoghurt! Result!


375g puff pastry

6 tbsp of grated cheddar cheese


  • Allow the puff pastry to defrost a little
  • Cut the puff pastry lengthways into eight equal strips.
  • Sprinkle over the cheese and press onto the pastry slightly.
  • Carefully twist each strip to make a long, twisted straw.
  • Place the strips onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Leave to cool and serve. Can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days.

*Makes 8 straws.


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