Spring is in the air which means we all start to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with family and friends. Spring is the start of the entertaining season as we make our way into the end of year festivities. I’ve been getting creative with some easy dishes to make when you have friends coming over.
I am using D’Orsogna Traditional Italian Salami which you will find on top of the deli counter at your local Woolworths. It has a lovely flavour and you can slice your pieces as thick or thin as you like making it also perfect for a antipasto platter. I have used it to add a delicious flavour and colour in these salami, spinach and cheese puffs.
With only a handful of ingredients and no fussy rolling or folding you will have these assembled and cooked on the table in around 20 minutes. Alternatively, make them up in the morning, leave them in the fridge and simply place into a hot oven 10 minutes before you are ready to eat.
1 D’Orsogna Traditional Italian Salami – you will only need half
100gm Light Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
80gm Frozen Spinach, defrosted
2 Sheets Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted
1 Tbs Cold Water
LETS PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
- Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius.
- Unwrap your D’Orsogna Traditional Salami, cutting away the string the peeling off the skin coat. Cut into 1/2 cm slices and then into cubes.
- In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, spinach and cheese.
- Cut the puff pastry sheet into quarters and place a tablespoon of the cream cheese mix in the centre, followed by 6-8 cubes of the salami. Repeat until all the mix is used.
- Fold the corners of the puff pastry over to the centre leaving a gap in between them and push down gently at the point and place onto a lined baking tray.
- Mix together the egg and water and brush the top of the pastry (this will give them a lovely golden colour.) Place into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden and puffed up.
Best enjoyed warm from the oven.
These also make a great weekend dinner served with a crunchy salad.
Makes 8 (simply double the mix to make more)