Storytellers have an engaging way of inviting us into different versions of a well known tale by giving it a little "twist." Cinderella might live in modern times in New York City or instead of the Big, Bad Wolf, there might be a Big, Bad Pig! These little story twists "spice up" or "sweeten up" the story. Twisted stories, also called fractured fairy tales, are lots of fun.
It's also fun to cook with a little twist...let's make twisties! Choosing different ingredients change these yeast pastries into sweet or savory flavors. Yeast adds leavening, and vanilla yogurt helps create a soft texture. Dividing the dough and distributing vanilla sugar across one half and distributing two kinds of cheese over the other half gives us the sweet and savory results. Folding, flattening, and folding again gives layers to the inch strips we cut to make the small pastries. We give each a little twist before placing them on the baking pan.
A short time in a hot oven with a little time to cool makes for some yummy tasting. The time allows the chefs to enjoy reading a "twisted" fairy tale like The Three Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pig, waiting for the tasting to begin!
Join in with the recipe and video to twist up a cooking adventure as a KidsPlay Chef! Patty and Lois would love to hear about your twistie baking experiences at this week's KidsPlay Show & Tell on Wednesday at 3:30! Register once and join us on any Wednesday!
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- Patty Cassella, Learning Experience Specialist