Posts tagged ‘Puff pastry’

February 21, 2011

Recipe: Dried appricot and double cheese pastry triangles.

 

I love puff pastry. Not as much making them but the result of hard work effort is always rewarding. In almost every supermarket, we can buy ready-made good quality puff pastry which can be used with almost anything. If you feel having some sweet or savoury treat, you`ll know within 30 minutes you can pick out something amazing tasting from our oven. It`s almost impossible to ruin them.


I had to cater a party not long ago, and the host asked me to make some snack from puff pastry, but something unique and gourmet. I was thinking how to fill them, to make them interesting and still tasty, and don`t go too much over the edge. Now that im re-living my gorgonzola period, I thought about cheese, but gorgonzola would have been a bit too strong by itself, so I mixed it with some grated swiss cheese. Still something was missing, when the idea of dried fruit came to mind. I mean who doesn’t like fruits with cheese? And yes it has been a success, since I can`t stop making them!

The recipe is very simple and the result is yummie!!!

Ingredients (for 8 triangles)

1 sheet of ready made rolled up puff pastry

5-6 pieces of dried apricots, sliced

gorgonzola and swiss cheese (not much)

1 egg

sesame seeds


Preheat your oven to 180 C. Put down baking paper on a baking tray. Mos rolled up puff pastry already come with a paper, so all you need to do is roll them out. Slice 8 square shaped slices. Fill one side with ingredients ( cheeses, and the dried apricots). And fold one side on to the other, into a triangle shape. Make sure you don`t over fill, and push the sides down good so they don`t open while baking. With a pastry brush apply egg wash on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for about 20 minutes!

Important: Dont overfill your tray with the pastry, as they double their size while baking. Don`t op oven door while baking!


Enjoy!

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