September 22, 2007

Dependable

Some things are always dependable; the sun will rise, the moon will set, I’ll be late, (but with good intentions) koalas will be cute and these puffy appetizers will be tasty. Call them Cheese and Sausage Medallions, Puffs or Scrolls, the name doesn’t matter. They’re easy to make and always help to quash some pre-dinner hunger pangs. And as much as I don’t like to make the same thing twice, this appetizer is one that I’ve returned to again and again. I pretty much stick to the same filling too, despite the fact that you could vary it infinitely. I combine chorizo sausage, old cheddar, smoked paprika and an egg to make the filling and then I roll out some store bought puff pastry- Gasp! Yes, store bought puff pastry. I’ve made the stuff before and that was enough for me to realize that although I’m capable of making it, it’s much easier to buy. I then spread the filling all over before rolling up the puff pastry like a jelly roll. You could slice it into rounds right then, but I like to stick it in the freezer for about 20 minutes to firm up a bit first. While your roll is chilling, preheat the oven to 400F, then simply remove the roll from the freezer, slice it, place it on a baking sheet and pop it into the oven for about 15-18 minutes or until golden. If you want to be fancy you can brush the rounds with an egg wash before their trip to the oven. Call them what you want, these sausage and cheese puffs are always dependable.


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15 comments:

Peabody said...

I buy it way more than I make it. Those look like a great appetizer.

Mandy said...

yummy! I might overeat if I make this and skip dinner altogether!

T.W. Barritt said...

The savory filling sounds great - I could make a meal on that!

Chef JP said...

Looks excellent--the blend of the chorizo & cheddar is a perfect match. First visit to your blog & was mighty impressed. Beautiful photos too! chefjp

K & S said...

sounds great!

Lydia said...

I made puff pastry from scratch exactly one time, and then realized that good-quality store-bought pastry is just fine, and makes spontaneous baking so much easier. These puffs look delicious.

Quellia said...

I'm with you on the puff pastry - I've made it, I can do it, but with good stuff available for purchase, the effort is not worth it.
Those look very tasty!

Kitt said...

Oooh, yum! Thanks for the recipe. I'm all about store-bought puff pastry. You can do something similar with fruit and jam or apples and cinnamon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. Looks like you've been making good use of that new ice-cream maker!

Nabeela said...

*doing a homer* mmmmmm.....sausage and cheese..mmmmm

Mallow said...

Cheese and puff pastry...can't go wrong.

Deborah said...

I can see why you make these over and over!!

janelle said...

Brilynn: I am wondering how these might translate to the next day's lunch? I should make them and put them on my other blog, www.brownbagblues.com

What do you think? I am pretty sure my kiddos would love them...

Kevin said...

These sound really good! They also sound like they are pretty easy to make.

Kristen said...

Those are always a great standby. Yum!

Kelly-Jane said...

They would just disappear so fast in our house!