Cheese Twisted Bread: a fun appetizer that everyone will love!

By Cookist

Looking for a carb-rich appetizer or snack? Then this recipe for Cheese Twisted Bread is just what you’re looking for. Not only do they make a fun appetizer, but it’s also great for serving as a side in place of regular bread or dinner rolls. They’re crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside. Unlike regular rolls, these twisted rolls are stuffed with cheese and parsley, which means it’s packed with flavor! You will need the basic bread ingredients (flour, yeast, sugar, salt) with a few extras (cheese, parsley, and butter). Serve them as a snack, or as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce. You won’t be able to stop at one!


How To Make Cheese Twisted Bread

A dough is first created by mixing the wet ingredients into the flour. The dough is then left to rise until doubled in size. After this rising period, the dough is rolled out and topped with parsley and cheese (don’t hold back with the cheese, you want them cheesy!). After topping with another sheet of dough, you cut it into strips and twist the dough around itself.

The dough twists are left to rest, then baked until golden.



For added crunch sprinkle some sesame seeds, freshly ground salt, or everything bagel seasoning over the bread twists before baking.

Make sure the milk is warm to the touch. If it’s too cold, the yeast won’t be effective. If it’s too hot, you will kill the yeast.

If you want to add something extra, you can add crispy bacon, chopped ham, olives, jalapenos, or sun-dried tomatoes to the filling. Be careful not to overfill, otherwise, the filling will spill out during baking.

Don’t want to make your own dough and need a shortcut? Use store-bought dough.


How to Store Cheese Bread Twists

Once cooled, store the bread twists in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You can freeze the baked and cooled bread twists. Wrap tightly with cling wrap and aluminum foil. Allow to thaw at room temperature and reheat in the oven.

Can I Make Cheese Bread Twists in the Airfryer?

Yes, you can! Place in the Airfryer basket, brush with egg, and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°F.

How To Serve Cheese Bread Twists

Serve the bread twists with your favorite dipping sauce, or with soup

Dry yeast
warm milk
1 egg
shredded cheese
Egg wash



Place the flour in a large mixing bowl and add the salt.

Make a well in the center before adding the yeast and warm milk.

Add the egg and melted butter.

Gently whisk the liquid ingredients in the center.

Use a spatula to mix the flour from the sides.

When the dough comes together in lumps, knead it well until smooth and elastic. Cover and set aside for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Punch the dough down.

Cut the dough into quarters.

Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten with a rolling pin.

Spread butter over the dough, then top with shredded cheese.

Top with parsley.

Top with another sheet of dough, then press out as much air as possible, before flattening again with a rolling pin.

Cut the dough into 1-inch strips.

Brush the strips with softened butter.

Place two strips on top of each other, then press a wooden skewer (or chopstick) down the middle. Place the cheese twists on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then set aside for 20 minutes.

Brush with egg and bake at 180°C/350°F for 25 minutes.

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