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Puff Pastry Ideas

fallingup Nov 11, 2008 12:09 PM

I need an idea for vegetarian appetizers that use puff pastry. I have ricotta & spinach on hand but wouldn't mind some more novel ideas. What do you like in puff pastry?

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    jerry i h Nov 12, 2008 05:49 PM

    How about triangle puff crispies served with a tray with a bazillion different dipping sauces:
    hummus, tahini, peanut butter, smuckers strawberry jelly, Dave's Insanity hot sauce, Thai curry paste, expensive japanese soy sauce, Frontera Kitchen Salsas, Taco Bell South of the Border Bean Hot Sauce in a zip-top can, frozen guacamole sauce from the freezer section with a hideous looking label, ketchup, yellow ball bark mustard, french grey dijon popoun whatever it is, usw.

    1. TheSnowpea Nov 12, 2008 02:26 PM

      A tomato pie! Here's something like I'm thinking

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        RosemaryHoney Nov 12, 2008 11:26 AM

        I make a mushroom filled brie wrapped in puff pastry for a lot of winter holiday parties, and it's always a hit. I don't have an exact recipe, but you can probably find one online somewhere. Basically, I saute mushrooms in olive oil until they've released their juices and started to brown. Toss in some thyme, a pressed clove of garlic, and season w/ S & P, and cook another minute or so. Let it cool a bit, then cut a wheel of brie in half and spread (or stuff, really) the mushrooms in there. Close it up, wrap the whole thing in puff pastry, brush with oo or melted butter, and bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes, til pastry is golden. It can be served in wedges or on crackers.

        1. folprivate Nov 12, 2008 10:13 AM

          Sautee, any or all, spinach, mushrooms, onions, roasted peppers, or sundried tomatoes and spread to within a half inch of the ends. Sprinkle with goat or feta cheese. Add a little parmasen or romano cheese (if just a vegetarian and not vegan) and bake like a pizza. Use parchment paper under the dough or it will stick. Bake at 375 until the edges are golden

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            bear Nov 12, 2008 03:48 AM

            Vegetarian tapenade made with shallots, a little garlic and some thyme an/ or rosemary is delicious spread on puff pastry and rolled either into palmiers or just a plain spiral.

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              jpc8015 Nov 12, 2008 02:54 AM

              How about cream cheese with sundried tomatoes and rosmary?

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              1. re: jpc8015
                fallingup Nov 12, 2008 05:02 PM

                Oh that sounds good.

              2. k
                knecht Nov 12, 2008 02:12 AM

                Palmiers filled with Pesto are nice and quite easy.

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