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Goat cheese puff pastry, fresh chives, sundried tomato pesto, garlic confit

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Easy to eat, easy to make.  Nice mix of flavour and texture.

Ingredients

Recipe for 12 Tapas

Puff pastry

1 Unit(s)
Sheet of puff pastry
1 Unit(s)
Egg
2 Tbsp
Water

Roasted garlic Goat cheese

0.25 Unit(s)
Goat cheese roll
6 Clove(s)
Garlic
8 Sprig(s)
Chives

Sundried tomato pesto

2 Cup(s)
Sundried tomatoes
1 Clove(s)
Garlic
1 Tbsp
Lemon juice
0.50 Tbsp
Capers
75 Ml
Olive oil
2 Tbsp
Pine nuts
0.25 Cup(s)
Grated parmigiano reggiano
6 Leaf(ves)
Basil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 30 min

Preheat your Four at 400 °F

  • Preparation

    Lightly crush the garlic with the skin.  Finaly slice the chives.

    Prepare the eggwash, a bowl of water and a brush.

    Grate the parmesan.  Roast the pine nuts in the oven for roughly 5 minutes or until nice and golden.

  • Puff pastry

    With the help of a round cutting mold, cut 2 inch circles from the sheet of puff pastry.  On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place 12 of the puff pastry circles.  

    With the other 12 circles, use a 1 inch ring mold to cut out a hole in the center.  This will give you rings.

    Using the brush, lightly wet the first 12 circles and then place the 2 inch rings on top with a slight pressure to make sure that they stick.  Brush them a second time with the eggwash.  Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through with a nice golden color.

  • Roasted garlic and goat cheese

    Garlic

    On a sheet of aluminum foil, place the garlic, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.  Close the aluminum foil to form a pouch and cook in the oven for roughly 30 minutes at 365°F.

    Set aside.

    Goat cheese

    Whisk the goat cheese and add a little bit of cream if necassary un order for it to be nice and smooth.  Add the chives and season to taste.

  • Sundried tomato pesto

    With the help of a blender or food processor, blend together the basil, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, capers, cheese, garlic and lemon juice.  Add the olive oil as you blend until the mixture is nice and smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.

  • Plating

    Remove the cap from the puff pastries and with the help of a pastry bag, fill the inside to half and garnish with a roasted garlic piece.  Top with the goat cheese.  Decorate with little balls of tomato pesto and a nice basil leaf.

Eggwash is made up of one egg with 2 table spoons of cold water, well combined.

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