Onion and Gouda Twist Bread

The smell of sautéed onions is hard to beat and this pastry features all those delicious, caramelized onion flavours. Thyme, rosemary and Gouda cheese round out this hearty, pull-apart treat, making it impossible to resist. This recipe and photo are from Foodland Ontario,

Foodland Ontario 2023 Nov/Dec

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Baking Time: 40 minutes
Serves 4 to 6

2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
2-1/2 cups (625 mL) diced Ontario onions, about 3
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt, dried thyme and rosemary
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) freshly ground black pepper
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Ontario Gouda cheese
2 sheets pre-rolled puff pastry (450 g)
2 slices cooked Ontario bacon, crumbled
1 tbsp (15 mL) Ontario milk
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario parsley

In large non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, salt, thyme, rosemary and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until onions are browned. Set aside; let cool for 10 minutes.

Lay sheets of puff pastry out on clean surface. Spread caramelized onions, cheese and bacon over each sheet, dividing equally. Roll up each sheet, jelly roll-style, and cut each in half lengthwise to make 4 pieces total. Pinch along open edges to seal in filling.

Carefully twist one length of pastry and place in the middle of parchment paper-lined, rimmed baking sheet, shaping to make a coil. Twist another length of pastry; pinch one end to join to outside end of coil and wrap around to keep coiling. Repeat with remaining two lengths, joining and pinching together each piece to make one large coil. Brush with milk.

Bake in 400ºF (200°C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes until pastry is puffed, golden and cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

Nutritional Information:
1 serving (when recipe serves 6):
PROTEIN: 18 grams
FAT: 37 grams
FIBRE: 2 grams
SODIUM: 714 mg