Puff Pastry to the Rescue!
Store bought puff pastry is fast becoming something I swear by. We bought some from puff pastry from Royal Market and Bakery and transformed it into the crispy, savory and yummy farmer’s cheese, grated sharp cheddar and cooked mild Italian sausage puffs pictured below. These couldn’t be easier to make. Thaw puff pastry for 30-40 minutes stuff each square (this puff pastry was already cut into squares), fill with stuffing of choice, fold over and make a triangle, crimp edges with fork, brush with some egg wash and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes till golden brown.
A good one to make with the little kids. You can lay out a variety of fillings (or any leftovers) and let the kids have some fun making their own puffs. Good way to use left over nubs of cheese that languish in our fridge forever. A handy portable lunch for little hands. Assemble and freeze individually and pull out in a pinch, bake for longer and serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables. How’s that for an easy dinner?
Cooked Italian Sausage, Caramelized Onions (optional) and Sharp Cheddar
Spinach and Feta
Variety of leftover cheeses and cooked mushrooms
Pan-fried meat with taco seasoning and any kind of melty cheese or goat cheese.
Roasted vegetables and a little marinara
Ham/Salami & cheese & Dijon mustard
Indian spices potatoes and peas (fast samosas!)
Roasted squash, blue cheese and sage
You get the concept – basically anything works! Do share your ideas with us.