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Smoked Salmon Mille feuille

Brunch of champions

Prepare Puff Pastry

1 Sheet Puff Pastry

Heat oven to 375f /190c

Place pastry square on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Preforate the pastry with a fork in several places.

Cover cookie sheet with another cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to 250f/120c

Bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and cut pastry into 6 even rectangles. Cool.

Prepare Fennel Crème

Combine ingredients and mix until smooth. I blitz them in a mini food processor but you can hand blend them easily.

 

4 oz Crème Fraiche or sour cream

4 oz cream cheese-room temp

2 tablespoons fennel-chopped

6 mint leaves

1 tablespoon Chives- chopped

juice of ¼ lemon

pinch sea salt

pinch cracked pepper

ADD about  12 capers and mix

Prepare and set aside

Smoked Salmon- cut salmon slices to fit puff pastry rectangles

½ cucumber –seeded and julienned

1 teaspoon Fennel fronds-chopped

Assemble Mille feuille

Place one rectangle of puff pastry on plate

Smear on Fennel crème

Line with Cucumbers

Top with Salmon

Top with another Rectangle of Puff Pasrty

Smear on Fennel Crème

Line with cucumbers

Top with Salmon

Top with a rectangle of  Puff Pastry

Top with a dollop of Fennel crème and sprinkle with Fennel Fronds

Makes 2

ENJOY !!


Savory Pinwheels

Really nice , impressive and Fun!! make them ahead of time and keep in refrigerator, slice and bake when your guests arrive.

Puff Pastry sheet

PESTO

1 big bunch fresh clean basil

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup grated parm cheese

1/3- 1/2 cup olive oil -add half at a time

Blitz all with a pinch of sea salt in cuisinart or blender.

Sun Dried Tomatoes:

buy them in a jar –  drain bout 10 tomatoes and chop  into small pieces

goat cheese

lay out chilled tart pastry, round or square.

smooth out pesto on top of pastry covering all.

sprinkle with sundried pesto and goat cheese .

roll  top 1/4  of pastry down

then the bottom 1/4 up

then again the top another  1/4 down

then bottom another 1/4 up

at this point stack the two on top of eachother making one stack (this

makes the pretty palmier design)

place on cookie sheet and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour( the colder the

better when you go to slice these)

slice in 1/2 ” slices and place on cookie sheet

bake at 425 until gloden brown

20-25  minutes  keep an eye on it ,your oven may be hotter than mine.