You may have seen, in a previous post, a recipe for rosy apples ,which are delicious slices of apples in cased in puff pastry to create a sweet crumbly dessert, well moving on from this idea I decided that a savory version was in order, so combining some of my favourite ingredients cheese, salami, mustard and sun dried tomatoes I came up with these tasty treats. They are so simple to make and are sure to wow your friends as a snack, party table or picnic hamper. In this recipe I used cheddar but you can experiment with any melty cheese or antipasto type ingredients. Enjoy !!
1 sheet puff pastry thawed
18 slices salami
Spray olive oil
Flour for dusting
Thaw the frozen puff pastry sheet at room temperature by placing them on the counter for 40 minutes. Once thawed, preheat an oven to 375 degrees, and lightly spray a 12-hole cupcake pan with olive oil or another non-stick cooking spray. Wipe any excess oil off the pan with a paper towel to ensure a thin coating that does not prevent the puff pastry from rising. Dust your work space with flour, and then use a rolling pin to roll the puff pastry sheets out to a length of 18″. cut into 3″ wide strips. You should have six strips Next, spread each strip with a light smear of Dijon mustard. Cut the round salami slices in half and lay down the half circle meat slices so the flat side is down and the top of the rounded edge is above the puff pastry strip.
Once all of the salami slices are laid down, spread a little bit of finely grated cheddar cheese and sun-dried tomatoes across the puff pastry strip. Now fold the bottom half of the puff pastry upwards and onto the top half. You should see a strip of puff pastry with the semicircles of meat exposed along the top edge, while the sun-dried and cheese are contained within the folded pastry. Gently roll the puff pastry strips up and place them into the cupcake pan meat side up.
Place the pan in your preheated oven, 220c or 200c fan forced and bake for about 30 minutes checking on them periodically. Remove from the oven when the puff pastry appears done. Serve hot and enjoy!