Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Olive Puffs with Feta

2 thawed sheets of puff pastry, 5 x 5"
3-1/2 oz. feta cheese made with goat's or sheep's milk
1 T. olive oil
Grated zest of 1 lemon
18 pitted kalamata olives
Salt and black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut each puff pastry sheet into 1-1/2 x 1-1/2" squares. Place the squares, leaving a little space between them, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make a small depression with your thumb in the middle of each square. Cut a large piece of the feta and break it into small pieces. Brush all the squares with olive oil. Place a piece of cheese into each hollow and top it with a little lemon zest. Firmly press an olive into the cheese so it stays in place during baking when the pastry rises. Crumble the rest of the feta over the squares and season with salt and pepper.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve warm or cold.

Makes 18 pieces.

Adapted from The Summer Table, p. 126.  

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