Apricot Plout Almond Tart

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla been scraped, seeds reserved 10 apricots, pitted and halved 8 plouts, pitted and halved 2 sheets of puff pastry, white or whole wheat Apricot syrup Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Mix together in […]

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Beef and Guinness Pie

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 carrots, peeled and chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 […]

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Caramelized Banana Tartlets with Chocolate Port Sauce

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw hazelnuts 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 bananas, sliced in rounds about ½ inch thick 1 package puff pastry, thawed 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped ½ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light brown […]

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Cheese & Potato Bourekas

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup chopped fine red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fine fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fine fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs 1 (14-16ounce) package puff pastry sheets […]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48 Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed 3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces ¼ cup honey ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds ¾ cup crème fraîche ½ teaspoon fine sea […]

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Moroccan Chicken Curry Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Exotic Middle Eastern spices give these individual chicken pot pies, a sultry edge, while filling your kitchen with intoxicating scents!

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Mushroom Herb Leek Puff Pastry Tartlets

Makes 8 INGREDIENTS 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed 3 tablespoons butter 1 small leek (white and light green only), cut into 2″ strips 2 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped or sliced (depending on mushroom) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup crème fraiche 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ […]

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Pain Au Chocolate

Makes 12 This version gives a shortcut to the traditional sweet Parisian breakfast treat by using already prepared puff pastry. Ingredients 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 18 ounces bitter sweet dark chocolate, thin bards, cut into 1½ ounce […]

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Parmesan Tomato Herb Straws

Makes about 24 straws Ingredients 1 package puff pastry (one large sheet) Flour 1 egg beaten ½ cup sundried tomato, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon basil, chopped superfine ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated Maldon salt Directions On a floured surface roll out the puff pastry and brush with the beaten egg until the dough is moist. […]

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Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened ¼ cup sugar in the raw ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced thin ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut in cubes Juice and zest of 1 lemon DIRECTIONS Preheat […]

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Roasted Tomato-Basil, Zucchini, Goat Cheese Tart

Makes one tart Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry 3 large tomatoes, chopped large and roasted 2 medium zucchini, sliced and roasted 10-12 basil leaves 8 ounces goat cheese Salt Savory Black Pepper & Basil Glaze (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Roll out the puff pastry and lay on a flat baking […]

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Samosas, Puff Pastry, with green peas

Makes 9 turnovers INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 (9-to-10-ounce) package frozen petite peas ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Green Chutney, or store-bought (sold as cilantro or mint chutney) 1 tablespoon Tamarind Chutney, or store bought 1 pound frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg whisked with a pinch of salt, for […]

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Tarta de Naranja (Orange Tart)

This sweet, simple tart highlights the region’s most prized fruit- oranges! Just a taste of these delicate tarts will make you feel like a Valencian!

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Torte de Jamon Iberico y Sevollas Rojas (Red Onion & Iberico Ham Tart)

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 medium red onions, sliced thin in rounds 1 sheet puff pastry, pre made 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 8 to 10 slices Iberico ham 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water and pinch of salt Salt and […]

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