Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists

Crisp pastry wrapped around streaky bacon with cheese and wholegrain mustard. These Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists are the perfect party snack!

Is it just me or does it not get much better than cheese and bacon wrapped in crisp pastry? These really are as good as they sound!

Tweaking a recipe I saw on TV

When I was watching one of Lorraine Pascale’s TV shows,  I saw this recipe and instantly knew it was something I wanted to re-create with a few tweaks. I love cooking shows because I like to see recipes at every stage. This is something I try to show in my recipes by taking photographs along the way so people can see if theirs looks as it should do. One thing I really don’t like is when cookery books don’t show you a photograph of the finished dish. For me the photograph is what I look at first to see whether I want to make a recipe and helps me picture the dish.

Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists are the perfect snack for between Christmas and New Year when you are destined to graze all day everyday. This time of year is so busy for everyone that any time saving tricks are a godsend in my opinion. This is why I have used ready rolled puff pastry! I am never ashamed to admit I love ready rolled pastry. It is so convenient and also because I am terrible at rolling out pastry into a rectangle (or any other shape!). 

Adjusting a recipe to your taste

As with all recipes I think you should adapt them to your personal tastes. Lorraine’s original recipe uses English mustard. I much prefer wholegrain mustard so I wanted to use this instead. If you don’t like mustard at all, just leave it out. 

Using light puff pastry

I made these using light puff pastry which worked really well. The only downside is that it is slightly harder to work with before it is cooked because I think it is softer. If you would like to use light pastry but find you are struggling to separate the pastry from the paper, just put it back in the fridge for ten minutes or so for it to firm up slightly. 

Updated December 2018
5 from 6 votes

Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists

Crisp pastry wrapped around streaky bacon with cheese and wholegrain mustard. These Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists are the perfect party snack!

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Bacon, Mustard, Cheese, Pastry Twists
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 184 kcal
Author Curly


  • 375 g puff pastry (ready rolled)
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard (heaped)
  • 100 g mature cheddar grated
  • 8 slices streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp semi skimmed milk


  1. Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside

  2. Unroll the pastry keeping it on the paper so that the longest side is facing you and spread with the wholegrain mustard 

  3. Scatter the grated cheese evenly over the pastry 

  4. Line the streaky bacon slices across the pastry leaving a small space between each slice 

  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry between each slice of bacon. Then cut each strip you have just made in half so you have 16 mini strips

  6. Slide the pastry, still on the paper onto a baking and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C (200°C non fan) 

  8. Take the pastry out of the oven and twist each strip of pastry 2-3 times. Line the twists on the baking trays and bake for 20 minutes until golden and crisp

Recipe Notes

Read the pastry package before starting each pack will vary how long it recommends getting the pastry out of the fridge before using it. Don't worry too much if you forget, just be extra careful when you unroll it to not rip it. 

Tasty eaten hot or cold. Keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only. Based on normal pastry (not light). 

Nutrition Facts
Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 thoughts on “Cheese, Bacon & Mustard Twists

  1. Jacqui Bellefontaine

    This is just the type of easy nibble i like to make to have pre dinner with drinks at any time of the year. It looks so yummy.
    Nothing wrong with using ready made puff pastry. I think homemade is a different beast altogether It tends to be more substantial and filling so perhaps not ideal here anyway.

    Happy New Year and thank you for sharing on #CookBlogShare.

    1. Curly Post author

      I’ve never been brave enough to make my own puff pastry! I find the bought pastry far too convenient to have tried myself. Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  2. Choclette

    Oh, these look so good. I’m off the cheese and dairy this month, but come February, these may well be on my list. I’ve never had much success when trying to make my own puff pastry, so I just buy it now 😀

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