Day – night, warm – cold, jolly – gloomy… there are two extremes to everything in life. Sometimes it’s not as bad as we think it is. Like the way we look forward to a snowy christmas, despite the cold… and so is the perfect combo of sweet and savory dishes to make us feel content.
Try out this very simple yet amazing recipe to make airy-savory puffs with store brought pastry sheets.
Frozen Puff pastry sheets
All purpose flour – 2 spoons
Butter – 2 spoons
Egg white – 1
Water – 2 spoons
Salt – per taste
For spinach-cheese filling
Spinach – 1 bunch
Cheese – Cheddar or mozzarella
Red pepper – ½ spoon
Potato – 1
Frozen peas – 1/2 cup
Cilantro leaves – 1 spoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ t spoon
Paprika powder – ½ t spoon
Indian garam masala – ½ t spoon
Defrost the puff pastry sheet overnight by placing in the refrigerator.
Sprinkle some flour and roll the pastry sheet to blend in the folds. Carefully stretch the sheet to double the original size.
Spread a spoon of molten butter and fold it into half and roll again for even sheet.
Repeat and follow these steps to make a flaky puff once baked. The frozen sheet often fails to yield airy flaky puff.
Cut the sheet into smaller length-wise pieces, place the filling and fold over.
Use the egg wash the sheet and brush a layer over individual pastry for even browning.
Place the filled puffs on baking tray and bake at 400 F for 20 mins, turn over and bake for 5 mins more
Egg wash – egg white with water and salt.
Sauté the chopped spinach with butter. Add salt and red pepper flake as per taste.
Use the cooked spinach and pieces of cheddar cheese together as filling
In a saucepan, heat butter, add turmeric powder and green peas. Optional – Add onion to sauté till golden brown in this step.
Peal, cook and mash the potato, add it to the saucepan and mix well.
Sprinkle the red chilli (paprika) powder, Indian masala and salt as per taste.
Throw in some chopped cilantro leaves
Its dark and cold outside, yet we plan to spend the friday night at NYC and feel the joy of Christmas. Happy to publish my 25th post for the city that never sleeps. Enjoy the crispy juicy bite-sized puff and have a happy holiday with your family!!!