Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday: Games with puff pastry

The start for this was a Greek sheeps-milk cheese I picked up on a whim at the market (of course I don't remember the name of the cheese). From there we landed at the idea of puff pastry filled with various tasty things. The result wasn't so much cooking as prepping and assembling.

The components I put out for fillings were:
  1. the diced cheese
  2. air-dried ham, cut into julienne
  3. walnut pieces
  4. almond slivers
  5. chives
  6. spinach (thawed, drained, and chopped)
  7. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
I rolled out squares, or rectangles, or circles, or ovals of puff pastry and Andrea filled them with various combinations of the above. These went in the oven at 175C until nicely puffed and light browned. We ate them with a sprinkle of salt and (with some) a drizzle of olive oil.

Playful and enjoyable.

No comments: