Crist aras! It is the second day of Easter and after the break of yesterday, I have returned with something easy and special: cheese D’Artois. They are perfect during the festive season, like Easter or Christmas. What is so special about it? I will make it with a home-made puff pastry. This kind of pastry is vert tasty and good-looking, I can say it is my favorite pastry. But the way of doing it is not simple at all. I wanted to make it quick. So I searched Google for easy puff pastry and I found one that I liked very much. Here is the link, if you want to try.
Cheese D’ Artois
- 150 (5 oz) Gruyère, grated (you can use cheddar or parmesan instead)
- 25 g (1 oz) walnut pieces, coarsely chopped
- freshly ground pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- 370 (13 oz) packet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- In a bowl, mix together the cheese, nuts and pepper to taste. Bind with the egg, reserving a little egg to glaze the pastry.
- Roll out the pastry to a rectangle 40,5 x 38 cm (16 x 15 inches).
- Cut the pastry into 10 strips, each measuring 20,5 x 7,5 cm (8 x 3 inches), using a pastry wheel for an attractive edge.
- Lay 5 strips on an ungreased baking sheet, divide the filling equally between them and spread it out evenly, almost t the edges.
- Cover with the remaining 5 strips and lightly press the edge to seal. Cover with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Mark each strips into 6-8 fingers and brush with the reserved egg. Bake in the oven at 200 grades C (400 grades F) mark 6 for about 15 minutes until risen and golden brown. Cut the pastry through into fingers and serve immediately.
Bon appetite! Tip: You can make this pastry with sweet filling like pastry cream (crème pâtissière). Enjoy!