Sunday, January 13, 2008
This is so easy, you hardly need a recipe! It creates a gorgeous flavor explosion - sweet meets salty, and the crunch from the pastry.. oh, it's perfect together.
So - you need a sheet of puff pastry, and I don't bother making my own even though you certainly could, it'll make it even better. You need dried figs - say, seven or eight of them. Finely chopped. You need about 100 g of feta cheese, and a few spoonfuls of cream. Mash the cheese with the cream, and spread it on the puff pastry. Sprinkle with the figs.
Roll up from both long sides at once, so that they meet in the middle. Or hey, just make one simple roll if you prefer - then you've got pinwheels instead of palmiers!
Place in the fridge for a little bit, to make slicing easier. Then slice. You want these to be fairly thin, say 7-8 mm.
Place the slices. cut side up. Brush with a beaten egg. And then bake, at 225°C, for 10 minutes.