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Puff pastry bites with tomato, cheese and Pesto

Posted on October 15, 2008 by in baked goods

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Making snacks does not have to be difficult as so many people seem to think. There are a few staple ingredients that I recommend you keep in your fridge or freezer. They always come in handy, are never waisted and you will look like a pro in the kitchen..

I had people over for Bible study last night and wanted to make something really delicious, but was pressed for time. So, out came the roll of puff pastry from the freezer, a tub of feta cheese and tomatoes from the fridge, thyme from the garden and voila…….this is what I made.

Puff Pastry Bites


1 roll puff pastry, thawed
1 punnet cocktail tomatoes, halved
2 wheels of feta
1 egg, beaten

1. Lay out the pastry on a flat surface. No need to roll out any more.
2.With a sharp knife, cut out rectangles – about 4x6cm
3.Place half a tomato(cut side down), a tiny block of feta and a sprig of thyme on top of the pastry. Repeat with all the other rectangles.
4.Brush the pastry with egg wash and bake for 10-15 minutes at 200 C.
5. Serve with little dollops of pesto and a few sprigs of fresh thyme.

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33 Responses to “Puff pastry bites with tomato, cheese and Pesto”

  1. the V Team 15 October 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    Nina this was lovely! I particularly loved the touch of Pesto as the tomatoe bursts in your mouth.
    Sorry about totalling the front of the Mercedes. I Love You-the HUSBAND

  2. kat 15 October 2008 at 2:35 pm #

    those are just beautiful

  3. Peter M 15 October 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    A wonderful idea for a cocktail party…I see you’re getting into Spring/Summer mode.

  4. RecipeGirl 15 October 2008 at 3:07 pm #

    These are simply beautiful πŸ™‚ So easy too!

  5. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy 15 October 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Very creative! You’re right. With a little thought, you can make all kinds of quick, easy and tasty treats! These look great!

  6. Pam 15 October 2008 at 5:32 pm #

    I’d snack on these any day! So pretty and delicious too.

  7. lisaiscooking 15 October 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    What a fantastic idea. These look delectable!

  8. Lori Lynn 16 October 2008 at 1:43 am #

    Nina – those could not be any prettier!

    My Easy Cooking – you are true to your blog name here for sure!

  9. Daziano 16 October 2008 at 3:50 am #

    I would like to organize a party only to serve these!!!

  10. Ari (Baking and Books) 16 October 2008 at 4:01 am #

    Holy moly! This photo is gorgeous and I love how tempting this simple recipe is.

  11. eliza 16 October 2008 at 4:38 am #

    i think i could 10 of these Nina πŸ˜€

  12. Jaime 16 October 2008 at 5:02 am #

    mmmm some of my favorite ingredients! tomatoes, pesto, and cheese!!!

  13. Nina Timm 16 October 2008 at 5:35 am #

    v-team – this comment will forgive a multitude of your sins!!!

    kat – you’re right!

    peter m – it is getting a bit hotter during the days now!

    recipe girl – thank you so much!

    SGCC – just a little thought is where it all begins

    pam – me two!

    lisais cooking – thanks for visiting and the comment!

    lori lynn – thanks so much.

    daziano – can I come!

    ari – try it, you’ll be amazed!

    eliza – make a lot then!

    jaime – mine too!

  14. That Girl 16 October 2008 at 5:43 am #

    So much pesto this week! I love it, but it makes me want pesto SO badly!

  15. Rose&Thorn 16 October 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    What a clever idea. I will make these next week for our Bible study group, they are going to love me!

  16. Anonymous 16 October 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    Dear mom
    Me and Robyn were thinking that you are the BEST”chef in the world.
    I hope I get my laptop!

  17. Lisa 16 October 2008 at 6:13 pm #

    Just beautiful. Some of my favorite flavours here. I’m thinking it’s time I pulled that box of puff pastry out of the freezer.

  18. Helene 16 October 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    How do you come up with always great, beautiful recipes?

  19. Nikki 17 October 2008 at 4:44 am #

    These are beautiful. The topping looks almost like a strawberry. You have such a great eye. I’m looking forward to hopping over here and seeing light, bright summery things while we gear up for winter in the northern hemisphere.

  20. Nina Timm 17 October 2008 at 7:36 am #

    that girl – why not make some???

    anonymous – bribery and flattery all at the same time, I love it!

    rose – I’m sure they do already!

    lisa – puff pastry has endless possibilities, doesn’t it?

    helene – I think food when I go to sleep, he-he!!!!

    nikki – I always try and make stuff that you guys can also make in fall or winter. I think these bites can work well with a cup of soup!

  21. Lunch Lady 17 October 2008 at 8:00 am #

    Goodness! I came here thinking they were strawberry puffs but now I see they are tomatos – adorable! I’m going to try this out some day.

  22. Nina Timm 17 October 2008 at 8:15 am #

    Lunch lady – welcome to my site. Stay a while and see what else I have to share!!!

  23. glamah16 17 October 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    Brilliant and elegant. Thats one tasty Bibile Study session.

  24. Sylvie 19 October 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    I’ll have to remember those when I need appetizers next time!

  25. Abigail 20 October 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    Oooh, oooh, can I come to your house for Bible study?

    Good book and good food all at one time! πŸ™‚

  26. Jeanne 21 October 2008 at 1:29 am #

    Is there nothing that a roll of puff pastry can’t do?? Surely it must be the best secret weapon to have in your freezer… Love the colour on these!

  27. Anonymous 21 October 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    mom we love you tomotos bey- bey

  28. Proud Italian Cook 22 October 2008 at 5:54 am #

    Great for a party Nina, just beautiful! Love all the colors and flavors here.

  29. Nina Timm 22 October 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    glamah – I always try and make it like that!!

    sylvie – please do, they are so easy to make…

    abigail – anytime….I love the good book bit!

    jeanne – I agree, it can cover a multitude of sins…

    anonymous – hi, chloe! Love you too

    proud italian cook – yes, they were delicious.

  30. Kandice 26 October 2008 at 8:16 pm #

    YUMMY! I just made these and am going to blog about them very soon and give you props for sure. πŸ™‚

    Beautiful and tasty.

  31. Kandice 28 October 2008 at 5:09 pm #

    Here you go! Thanks for such a great recipe.

  32. Trixi 10 February 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    I made these some time ago, one Friday eve for friends together with the usual snacks and they were very impressed! It super easy and quick considering that I hate making anything on a Friday eve after work…

  33. mycookinghut 14 February 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    Cute looking!!!

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