When I hear the words puff pastry, I think of a Napoleon, a sweet dish, but this pastry puff is a savory dish and it is oh so easy. It is a perfect appetizer to make when you really want to impress your guests. The great thing is that you can use your imagination and add any ingredients you like. Today, I am using Smoked Turkey, Brie, Provolone, Mushrooms and Dijon Mustard. This is a wonderful recipe that I found from,” From Isabelle at Home”.
Defrost the puffed pastry and then roll it out on a floured board. After rolling it out, place on parchment paper or a Silpat. Spread 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, then place a layer of turkey, a layer of cheese and then top it off with mushrooms. Roll out the second sheet of pastry dough.
Brush the beaten egg on the edges of the pastry dough.
Lay the second layer of pastry dough on top. Brush with the egg mixture. Cut the pastry to fit 10″x 12″. Cut slits to allow steam to escape. In honor of it being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have made the ribbon symbol representing this with extra dough.
Voila!! After baking at 450 for 15- 20 minutes.
Let cool for about 5 minutes.
Resist cutting a huge piece while everyone is waiting like I did!
Transfer to a cutting board.
Make any design, ribbon, stars, clouds…
Notice the Turkey, Cheese and Mushrooms melding together and the puff pastry is a perfect golden brown. Your eyes will roll up and your mouth will say, MMMMM.
1 egg beaten plus 1 tablespoon water, for the egg wash
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat on a large baking sheet.
Lay one sheet of puff pastry on a floured board and roll out to 10 x 12 inches. Place it on a prepared baking sheet and brush the center with mustard, leave a 1″ border. Place a layer of turkey, then a layer of cheese and a layer of mushrooms.
Place the second sheet of puff pastry on the floured board and roll out to 10 by 12 inches. Place the second sheet on top of the filled pastry, lining up the edges. Cut the edges, press together. Brush the top with egg wash, cut slits on top.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Allow to cool for a couple minutes, serve warm.
Serves 4 Recipe adapted from From Isabelle at Home and Ina Garten.