Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
25 mins. to 35 mins.
Baking time:
20 mins. to 25 mins.
Total time:
3 hrs 45 mins. to 4 hrs
Yield:
20 twists
Savory twists to enjoy by themselves, or to dip in pizza sauce or marinara.
Volume Ounces Grams

Dough

Filling

  • 1/4 cup Vermont cheese powder
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning or the dried herbs of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella or pizza-blend cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or garlic oil

Directions

  1. 1) Mix, then knead the dough ingredients to make a smooth, elastic dough, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. 2) Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover it with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let it rise until it's doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  3. 3) Make the filling by stirring together the cheese powder, Pizza Seasoning, melted butter, and water.
  4. 4) Grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.
  5. 5) Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased work surface. Pat, then roll it into a 20" x 10" rectangle.
  6. 6) Spread the dough with the filling, leaving 1/2" free of filling along the long edges. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  7. 7) Fold the dough in half so the long sides (free of filling) meet. Press together by rolling over the dough with a rolling pin. Cut into twenty 1" slices.
  8. 8) Place the slices about 1" apart on the prepared pan, twisting them as you lay them down. Brush with olive oil or garlic oil.
  9. 9) Cover and let rise for about 1 hour, or until puffy. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375F.
  10. 10) Bake the twists for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they're light golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm with pizza sauce or marinara, if desired.
  11. Yield: 20 twists.