Puff Pastry Twists


The Formine di Pasta Sfogliata are delicious crispy and light pastries, perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea or to accompany a cream. Made with puff pastry, granulated sugar, and cold milk, these little delights are easy to make and will please everyone. The puff pastry is rolled out thin and then cut into strips that are rolled up and baked in the oven until golden and crispy. The strips of pastry are then twisted and baked again to obtain sweet and fragrant braids. Finally, the leftover pastry is used to create discs that are baked until golden and crispy. These pastries are perfect for a sweet snack or to end a meal with a touch of sweetness.

Puff Pastry Twists

Total Time 45 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the thawed puff pastry until it is about 3 mm thick.
  • Cut out a rectangle of 35 x 25 cm and 12 strips of 15 x 2 cm.
  • Sprinkle the rectangle with 70 g of sugar and roll over it with a rolling pin, pressing lightly.
  • Roll the two shorter ends of the pastry towards the center and cut these two parallel rolls and join them together in slices about 1.5 cm high.
  • Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, turning them over after 10 minutes.
  • Finally, remove the puff pastry twists from the oven and let them cool on a rack.
  • Cut the strips of pastry in half lengthwise, leaving them whole on one side, then twist the two halves together at the base.
  • Brush them with a little cold milk, sprinkle with 30 g of sugar, then place them on the baking sheet and bake them, still at 190 degrees, for about 12 minutes.
  • When you see the twists golden and crispy, remove them and place them on the rack as well.
  • Knead the leftover pastry, roll it out to a thickness of at least half a centimeter and cut out disks of 4-5 cm, lightly scoring them in the center with a smaller diameter pastry cutter.
  • Brush them with milk, sprinkle with sugar, place them on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • They are ideal with tea to accompany a cream.


Try sprinkling the twists with a little cinnamon before baking for an extra touch of flavor.
Author: Tips4Food
Calories: 250kcal
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