More Party Food

More Party Food ! More? What after Christmas? Well New Year is on the way……

So back on the party trail, at the leaving for the Alps bash, I made one of my standard party dishes ~ Tapenade in Puff Pastry. A simple, tasty little party number. And a quick fix. It will be made any day now in the Alps.

Olive Tapenade in Puff Pastry

  • A packet of puff pastry, thawed but left in the wrapper
  • 150 g de-stoned black olives
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • A handful of parsley roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tbs Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 or 4 anchovies (optional)

Method ~

  • In a food processor mix the olives, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings until you have a rough mixture. It shouldn’t be too smooth.
  • On a floured board roll out the puff pastry.
  • Spread the tapenade mixture along the longest side of the pastry.
  • Now roll the pastry over the mixture until the pastry and tapenade is completely rolled up (you are aiming for a cigar shape). Seal the pastry edge with some olive oil.
  • Using a sharp knife cut the rolled pastry into 1/2 inch pieces and place them on an oiled baking sheet. They will look like little wheels at this stage.
  • Bake in the oven on a high heat for approx 20 -25 minutes until the pastry is cooked and golden.

No photos to do show and tell, I was too busy in the kitchen!


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