- 1. Sift the baking powder, polenta and gluten-free flour onto a sheet of baking paper. Place the egg whites into a bowl and beat with electric beaters until foamy. Add the sifted ingredients and mix until just combined. The mixture will still appear to be a bit lumpy.
2. Pour enough oil into a deep-sided saucepan to deep-fry the snacks (about 4cm). Place over a medium heat until oil is about 180°C (see tips).
3. Scrape a 6mm-thick portion of the batter onto the edge of a large metal spoon. Scrape into the hot oil using a second spoon. Shallow fry for about 1 minute or until puffed and lightly golden-brown. Remove with tongs or a slotted metal spoon and place onto paper towel. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
4. Place cheese into a large plastic bag and add the turmeric and paprika. Rub the sides of the bag together so the cheese is stained yellow from the turmeric. Add the snacks to the bag and shake to coat with the cheese mixture and enjoy.
Create your own version of the classic cheese snack without the MSG. Growing up, it just wouldn’t have been a 70’s school playground without a bag of ‘Twisties’. Everyone had an opinion on the best flavour – whether cheese or chicken.
Nothing can replace that iconic taste, crunch and texture of the original ‘Twisties’ – but we can try. If you want to make your own cheese snacks, here’s a simple 3-step process that guarantees to get your tastebuds tingling, the conversation started and the pots and pans rattling. The kids will love watching you make these tasty treats, especially as we all have a ‘Twisties’ schoolyard tale to tell. What’s yours?