Savory cheese puffs

Chinese New Year Dishes

This wonderful combination of puff pastry, hearty savoy cabbage and mountain cheese is an excellent choice for a vegetarian main course.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F). Quarter savoy cabbage and cut into thin slices. Peel and chop garlic. Quarter cherry tomatoes and grate cheese.

  • oven for baking, knife, cutting board, cheese grater
  • 0.5 savoy cabbage, 1 cloves garlic, 3 1/2 oz cherry tomatoes, 5 1/2 oz mountain cheese
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Step 2

Sauté savoy cabbage in some oil until lightly colored. Season with salt, pepper, garlic and nutmeg. Allow to cool down.

  • saucepan, cooking spoon, fine grater
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 0.5 tsp nutmeg, salt, pepper
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Step 3

In the meantime chop parsley.

  • cutting board, knife
  • 1/2 cups parsley

Step 4

In a large bowl, mix sautéed savoy cabbage with cheese, cherry tomatoes, egg yolk, crème fraîche and parsley.

  • large bowl, cooking spoon
  • 4 egg yolks, 3 1/2 oz crème fraîche

Step 5

Roll out puff pastry.

  • rolling pin
  • 1 roll puff pastry, flour for work surface

Step 6

Cut puff pastry into approx. 15 cm x 15 cm (6 inch x 6 inch) squares.

  • cutting board, knife

Step 7

Place 1 heaping tbsp. of filling in the center of each square.

Step 8

Fold up each side of the square. Twist, and press tightly to seal.

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Step 9

Transfer pastries to a lined baking tray. Brush with egg yolk and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (355°F) for approx. 10 – 15 min. until golden. Serve with a fresh salad on the side.

  • baking tray, baking paper, brush, oven for baking
  • 1 egg yolks
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