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Monday, January 16, 2012

Pesto Wheels


I feel like I am always folding laundry, usually I just listen to music and thank you Pandora for limitless music; however, the other day I flipped on the TV and watched a little Ina.  She made Savory Palmiers.  Quick and simple…ah… dinner with a salad. 

Everyone loved these delicious bites, perfect for Super Bowl parties to elegant gatherings.
I did have frozen puff pastry from Trader Joe’s, but pesto?  Garden basil wiped out from the winter frost, so next best little basil frozen cubes mixed with a bit of olive oil.  Have you kept up with all of the extra virgin olive oil controversy?  Fake, fake, fake -  is nothing sacred?


Pesto Wheels
inspired by Ina Garten
4 cubes frozen basil
1/4 cup olive oil
4 or more ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup or more toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes 
package of puff pastry 
~ flour counter top
~ roll out puff pastry to 9" by 11"
~ in a small bowl mix basil and olive oil 
~ brush basil oil mixture onto puff pastry
~  then sprinkle half the goat cheese, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes 
~ roll puff pastry into log
~ repeat with second puff pastry 
~ refrigerate for 45 minutes 
~pre-heat oven 400 degrees F
~ cut into 1/3" pieces
~ place 2" apart on parchment paper lined baking sheet
~ bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown
~ serve warm

6 comments:

  1. This sound delicious!A perfect app. for the super bowl. Don't you love having frozen cubes of basil in your freezer? The problem is that no matter how many I freeze there's never enough to make it through the winter.

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  2. These look like great finger food! :) I always love pesto, and the additional pine nuts seem great. :)

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  3. I love pesto wheels, these look great!

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  4. That would make an amazing pizza as well - either flat on the puff pastry or on a pizza dough!

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  5. What a great dish! There are so many delicious sounding flavours in here, I'd definitely want to try it exactly as you cooked it!

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  6. Leave it to Ina to come up with something awesome! These sound great!

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