Schinken Stangen or Prosciutto twists

Käse-Schinken Stangen, Cheese-Prosciutto Twists, Parmesan twists

One of my favorite puff pastries I buy at my favorite German Bakery. They are called Schinken Stangen, or Prosciutto twists. I can’t wait, so I eat them on the way home while they are still warm. Other fillings for the twists can be just Parmesan, Nutella or a Walnut paste.

I did a little research and figured out how to make them myself. You can buy already made Puff Pastry by Pepperidge Farm in the freezer isle

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Schinken Stangen or Prosciutto twists

Schinken Stangen or Prosciutto twists
Category: appetizer, pastry
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

My favorite pastry I buy at a German bakery. Taste great while still warm


  • I package Puff Pastry (Pepperidge Farm) in the freezer isle. It has 2 sheets.
  • Defrost pastry for 30 to 40 min, but still cold.
  • Egg wash:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Filling:
  • 4 to 6 tbsp Onion dip or Sour cream
  • 120 g of cubed prosciutto
  • 150 g of parmesan cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Unfreeze the puff pastry for about 30 to 45 min. Make sure it is still cold and stays cold to the touch.
  • Spread out the dough with rolling pin.
  • Prepare a baking pan by laying out parchment/baking paper.
  • Spread the onion dip or sour cream, drop prosciutto and parmesan mixture on top of the dough.
  • Lay the second puff pastry dough sheet on top. Press down a little bit at the ends.
  • Place a ruler guide on top and cut vertically with a pizza cutter (see YouTube).
  • Take each strip and turn about 3 times.
  • If dough gets too soft, place into refrigerator to cool for easier handling.
  • Make sure you place the twists 1″ to 2″ apart on the prepared baking pan.
  • For the swipe mix 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp milk in a bowl. Brush the top of each twist.
  • Place in preheated oven (375F) for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden/brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.


Let the Schinken Stangen cool and store in container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in toaster oven

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1 stick

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe.

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