Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ham parcels

chop up 100 g ham
mix in 1 cup mayonnaise, and a large handful of cheese.
add 1 teaspoon of mustard powder
cut a square of prerolled puff pastry into 3 strips.
place a decent spoonful of ham mixture on one end of the pastry. fold over continuously to make triangles
bake in moderate oven for 15-20 minutes

This can easily be made vegetarian by using mushrooms, brocoli or spinach instead of the ham

Chocolate croissants

take 1 square of frozen, prerolled puff pastry.
Cut into 4 triangles.
Spread Nutella (or other chocolate/choc hazlenut spread) along the longest edge.
Sprinkle with grated chocolate *
Roll from the longest edge towards the tip.
Curl the ends in.
Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes or until golden.

* I've done it without the grated chocolate, and it still turns out well. Just spread the Nutella a little thicker ;)

Cheesey-mite scrolls

This one is pretty easy

Get 1 piece of pre rolled, frozen puff pastry.
Spread vegemite over so that you can see it, leaving around 2 cm along one edge. Don't spread it too thin, it'll sweeten as it gets cooked.
Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese over the vegemite.
Roll up from the end that is totally covered towards the end that has no vegemite and cheese.
Cut into wheels around 1.5 cm / half inch thick.
Bake in oven for around 15 minutes, or until golden, at 180C