Thursday, March 31, 2011

Goats Cheese & Pesto Bites

Continuing with my Afternoon Tea theme another savoury recipe to add to the collection. These little bites are delicious and elegant and the perfect accompaniment to serve with all of the other treats. Even better, they take no time to make at all!

1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
140g goats cheese*
2 tbsp pesto
Squeeze of lemon juice
Drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Cherry tomatoes, halved

Pre-heat the oven to 400F/ 200C.

Sprinkle some flour onto a large chopping board then unroll the puff pastry. Sprinkle a little extra flour on top of the pastry then cut it into small bite-sized squares. Using a fork prick holes all over each square, then bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven when ready and allow to cool.

While the puff pastry is cooking make the topping. In a small bowl mix together the goats cheese, pesto, lemon juice, olive oil and the ground black pepper. Mash well with a fork so that it is evenly mixed then set aside.

When ready to assemble put a small spoonful of the goats cheese mixture on each square then top with half a cherry tomato. Season with a little salt and pepper and serve.

*You don't have to be too precise with the quantity of goats cheese. It just so happens that the log of cheese that I buy comes in 140g packets. If they type you buy is sold in 150g packets then use that – it's not a fussy recipe (they just look it!).

8 comments:

  1. MMM!! An excellent recipe to have on hand to pull out for a gathering. Love it!

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  2. That is amazing...I think these would be perfect for a dinner party or something of that sort.

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  3. I love goat cheese with puff pastry. something about the two textures really appeals to me. And I love anything that looks this elegant but is so easy to make :)

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  4. What a simple dish for entertaining or snacking! I'll eat anything with goat cheese :)

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  5. This looks great! I love goat cheese so this would be my perfect snack!

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  6. Thank you all so much - I really appreciate all of you taking the time to leave such lovely comments!

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