These simple twists with basil pesto are ideal snack in every occasion. Serve at buffet table or just nibble throughout the day, these snacks are so tasty and easy to make.
You are going to love these crispy pesto twists - ideal choice for appetizer or nibble in any occasion. For making these snacks you need simple yeast dough like the one for the pizza and basil pesto which you can prepare by yourself or use quality store-bough. Pesto gives these snacks bright and herby flavour from the basil with slightly nutty twist from the pine nuts.
For this recipe we used a mix of plain and spelt flour, which makes them tasteful and delicious. So, let's check how to make these pesto twist easily in only 20 minutes (plus rising time).
Making these simple snacks is so easy and quick. The dough is pretty simple to make. Just combine flours, instant dry yeast and some salt, pour water and milk and knead a soft dough similar to those for pizza.
This recipe features a mix of plain and whole grain spelt flour, making these twists extra delicious. However, you can use only plain or only spelt flours instead of this mix.
Once the dough is risen, roll it gently on a floured work surface and cut into half. Spread basil pesto in a thin layer on one half, place another half on top. Cut into strips 2x10cm with a sharp knife, twist each several times then place on baking tray. Bake in the oven for 5 -6 minutes - the twists will become golden and crisp.
For these twist you can use homemade pesto, by following our recipe or if you don't have all ingredients use the quality store-bought pesto.
These pesto twists are best on the day they are baked, but if you made them ahead, you could re-crisp them with a few minutes in a 175 C oven.