Cheese and Tomato Spiral Puffs

Hey blogletts, Hope you’re all well? Getting ready for Christmas?

The other weekend I had a little experiment. See we have stoked up on GF puff pastry as instead of playing on the Wii U, I was supposed to be playing around with the said puff pastry to find some new fun Christmas party bites and bits to share with you all!

Anyway, it just so happened that Miles had his friend G over the other week and they like to play on the Xbox… which meant the TV was occupado and I had to get off my bum and do some experimenting…plus, in case you don’t know, 2 young men in their 20’s get grouchy when they haven’t been fed for a few minutes and it was fast approaching lunchtime.

Luckily, I had defrosted a block of GF puff pastry so it was ready to go. I haven’t made anything savoury with it before so I thought a cheese and tomato combo would do great! Also, conveniently, we had pitta pizzas {devine!} just a couple of days before so I had a bit of my lovely tomato base to use up.

Now, for a quick snack these are perfect, filling but very naughty… depending on how much cheese you use of course.

You will need:

For the tomato base:

  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • I onion (white or red we aren’t fussy!) (chopped)
  • Salt and pepps (to taste)
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic (2 if you don’t like garlic, 4 if you love garlic…3 if you’re on the fence)
  • A teaspoon or 2 of mixed herbs
  • A tablespoon of Ketchup
  • A tablespoon of tomato puree

For the spiral puffs:

  • 1 packet of Genius Gluten Free Puff Pastry
  • A batch of the tomato base
  • as much or as little of any grated cheese you like. (I used a couple of handfuls of cheddar cheese)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Make the tomato base. So all you have to do is combine all the ingredients needed for the base into a blender or a food processor, so that you get a lovely tomato paste. Simple! You can also use it for lots of different things and if freezes well! So it keeps for ages!
  3. Take your block of pastry and roll into a rectangle shape. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but try to get it as rectangular as possible.                 IMG_4767 - Copy
  4. Now spread a nice layer of the tomato base over the puff pastry rectangle(freeze what you don’t use)…                                              IMG_4768 - Copy
  5. … and now sprinkle with your lovely grated cheese.
  6. So, by now you should have a layer of puff pastry, covered with tomato base and some sprinkled cheese. Now we are going to roll it up like a sausage. Starting from the long edge of the rectangle.IMG_4769 - Copy
  7. Once you have rolled your pastry up you can then cut it into slices about 2 cm wide.                                            IMG_4770 - Copy
  8. Pop on a baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper and in the oven to bake for about 25-30 minutes until the swirls are golden brown.IMG_4772 - Copy
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool down before eating as the fillings will be molten hot!
  10. Enjoy!

 

 

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