The amount of puff pastry I’ve consumed over the past few weeks might be alarming to some, (like my doctor) but not to others (like the French). I’m just saying, if you pass me on the street and want the secret to my glowing skin: butter.
I had to test my 15-minute puff pastry recipe a few times, and then I tested dessert recipes with it. Desserts like apple turnovers and palmiers. Oh, and let’s not forget that ‘dessert,’ where I brushed dough with even more butter and showered it with cinnamon and sugar. I was just showing off for that one. After the last batch of puff pastry was gone, I had the idea to make you a quick, savory appetizer for Thanksgiving. So, I made another batch of dough. Oh, bless these strugglin’ arteries.
One recipe of my homemade puff pastry makes 4 reasonable-sized ham and cheese sandwiches, which we ate with Caesar salad for dinner one night. (Salad negates butter, if you didn’t know). As an appetizer, you can get 8 bites out of it. You can scale up from there, according to your party plans. It’s just so dang simple. Grab some sliced ham (thin, but not shaved) and your favorite cheese (I used Kerrygold Dubliner with Irish Stout), brush on a little mustard, crimp, and bake.
You’ll have the butter glow in no time!