‘T was the day after XMAS and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…
Seriously, it was a morning after some holidays (and holiday meals) and all I’ve had left in the refrigerator was leftovers – some cheese and sheet of ready-made puff pastry dough. Apparently, this was enough to prepare a very quick (less than 5 minutes) and very tasty salty pie for breakfast.
- ~70 gr of hard cheese (Kashkaval, Parmesan or Grana Padano)
- 100 gr of soft Goat Feta cheese
- 100 gr of Sour Cream (9%)
- Small sheet of ready-made puff pastry dough
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 branch of rosemary
- 1 egg
I wanted to prepare this recipe for a long time, but somehow didn’t find the time for it. Recently, when cleaning the small table in the living room, I got my eyes on it, and decided that it was time.
What can I tell about the result? Very tasty (in a distinct Mediterranean style). Meat and eggplants is a fairly common combination. Sometimes we even add some eggplant into kebabs/cutlets to make them more juicy. So, this dish doesn’t offer anything “conceptually” new. The upside is that it is really tasty. Even the lack of spice doesn’t affect the result, since the eggplants make good companions for the meat. If someone wants to spice this up, adding cumin or thyme could work really well here. This is a very quick and tasty dish, that could be prepared for dinner in a very short time.
(For baking form, 28 centimeters in diameter)
1 pack of puff pastry dough sheets (much better if it is with butter)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion
500 gr, ground beef
800 gr. eggplants pulp (approximately 4 medium-sized eggplants)
3 tbsp. pine nuts
2 tbsp. bread crumbs
Butter for “greasing” the baking form
Recently I saw a lot of blog articles on bakery with figs. Here’s my super-simple idea.
All you need to do is take a Puff Pastry dough and cut it into rectangles. Then you will need to form edges for your rectangles – you can either use strips of the dough, or use the method illustrated and explained below:
Cut out the inner square, retreating from the edge approximately for 1cm. Then tuck in the edges and the corners in a manner similar to making an origami “boat”. Bake in oven for 15 minutes at 180C.
This is how they look when coming out of the oven:
Now all that remains is to press the center of our improvised “plate” a bit, add the figs and the cheese and pour some honey on the top. Then bake it for 5 more minutes, the cheese will become a bit brownish and the figs will become softer.
Did you like this recipe? Do you think that you are going to cook it anytime soon? Have you already tried it?
Please leave us comments about your experience…..