This makes the perfect quick and easy snack. I always have olives from the olive bar in our fridge. This inspired me to figure a way to incorporate the olives in an appetizer. Olive Puff Pastry Spirals
Unfold the sheet of puff pastry. Chop the olives. With a spatula sprinkle spread the mustard across the pastry lengthwise. Line the slices of sopresetta lengthwise along 1/2 of the puff pastry. Sprinkle the olives and Gruyere cheese over the sopresseta.
On the side of the pastry sheet that has the olives and cheese start rolling the pasty up slowly. You will end up with a long roll of filled pastry dough. With a serrated knife cut 1/2 inch pieces.
Place the spirals flat on baking sheet. Cook for about 7 minutes.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.