The Weekend of Puff

So it was my housemate’s birthday on the weekend and because I’d been making a lot of sweet things lately, and other people were going to bring cake, I really didn’t feel like making any myself. So instead I decided to make some quick and easy savoury nibbles.

Let me interrupt myself here with apologies for the poor quality of these photographs. I made these items in the evening and light was quickly fading from the tiny little kitchen in my student house. But rest assured these snackadoodles were all eaten up and enjoyed a plenty.

First I made Rosemary and Sundried Tomato Palmiers. Which were very tasty, but the general consensus was that I could do with being a bit more generous with the amount of rosemary. I got the basic recipe for these from Lorraine Pascale’s BBC show but only used about 200g of sundried tomatoes, which to be honest was enough for my taste.

Buying prerolled puff pastry helps to make this an even quicker party snack

The tomatoes aren't actually burnt, but the kitchen light isn't really great for photography

This time my rolling technique was much better than when I made my Citrus Syrup Palmiers.

The next thing I made were Mini Puff Pastry Salami Pizzas.

First, get hold of some more puff pastry. I used 100g and that made around 18 mini pizzas. You need to roll the pastry as thinly as possible and then cut out circles with a cookie cutter. I then brushed these with a little bit of eggwash.

They don't have to be perfectly circular

Make a cheats tomato sauce using ketchup and basil mixed together. I know, I know, but I was feeling very, very lazy. Anyway, spread a little dollop onto each circle and then top with as much shredded salami as you like and then some grated cheddar cheese.

Try to spread out the cheese as much as possible without it spilling over the sides

And the finished product……

The circles will puff up significantly but will deflate as they cool

The brilliant thing about these little puff pizzas is that you can just treat them like normal pizza with an infinite number of topping variations. Plus, puff pastry is quite filling so makes for a good party snack when you want to make sure people don’t get too boozy too quickly 😀

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