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The Pampered Chef ® Pesto Pinwheels Recipe

This is a super quick recipe for a party or nibbles.  Very, very tasty too!

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Pesto Pinwheels ready for eating! YUM!!

Ingredients

Sunflower oil, for greasing
1 packet (145 g) pizza base mix
About 100 ml warm (hand hot) water
40 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1 clove garlic
15 g fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto (see Chef’s Corner)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC/fan 180ºC/Gas 6.
  2. Lightly brush Medium Bar Pan with sunflower oil; set aside.
  3. Place pizza base mix in Classic Batter Bowl. Measure warm water in Mini Measure-All® Cup; add enough water to pizza base mix, mixing to form a soft dough. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 5 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface using outer tube of Mini Measure-All® Cup to form 30 x 17 cm rectangle. Leave to rise 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, finely grate cheese into clean batter bowl using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater. Press garlic using Garlic Press into batter bowl and mix gently into cheese using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.
  6. Roll basil leaves up together and cut into fine strips using Colour Coated Santoku Knife on Bar Board.
  7. Spread pesto evenly over bread dough using back of Small Mix ‘N Scraper®. Sprinkle basil leaves and cheese mixture evenly over pesto.
  8. Starting from a long side, carefully roll up dough rectangle to form a tight roll. Cut roll in half widthways. Cut each dough half widthways into 10 even sized slices using Santoku Knife on Bar Board. Transfer pinwheels onto Medium Bar Pan, spacing apart evenly and neaten into rounds if necessary.
Pesto Pinwheels ready for baking

Pesto Pinwheels ready for baking

Bake 15 – 17 minutes or until pale golden brown. Transfer pinwheels to a serving plate. Serve warm.
Yield: Makes 20

Per serving: Nutrition information per pinwheel: Energy 236kJ/56kcal. Protein 2.2g, Carbohydrate 7.1g, Sugars 0.5g, Fat 2.3g, Saturated fat 0.7g, Fibre 0.3g, Salt 0.2g

Cook’s Tip: Substitute the red pesto with green pesto, if desired.
These appetisers are best served warm and eaten on the day made.

© 2015 The Pampered Chef used under license.

Cook’s Tip: Substitute the red pesto with green pesto, if desired.
These appetisers are best served warm and eaten on the day made.

© 2015 The Pampered Chef used under license.

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Sun-Dried Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Jalousie

This is a brand new recipe to me but, apparently, a bit of a classic to The Pampered Chef.  I have never made, nor eaten, a jalousie before – however I am completely won over!  I had been asked to do something different for a show and also a vegetarian recipe.  This was recommended to me and turned out to be an absolute winner.  It is so easy, and yet looks really great, and tastes fabulous.  Sadly, I forgot (again!) to take a photo this time. So I shall just have to make another one!  I think I might make it for a light lunch with friends, or when I am next asked to make something for a bring and share party, or just when I have some spare puff pastry that happens to make its way into my shopping trolley!!

Ingredients

1 packet (425g) frozen ready rolled puff pastry (2 sheets) defrosted
85g sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, wiped dry
85g classic green pesto sauce
Plain flour, for dusting
1 log (approx 100-125g) soft goat’s cheese (without rind)
1 egg
1 garlic clove
Sesame Seeds, for sprinkling (optional)
Shredded fresh basil leaves, to garnish (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6. Allow pastry to stand at room temperature 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, snip sun-dried tomatoes into small pieces using Professional Shears. Press garlic with Garlic Press. Combine sun-dried tomatoes and pesto sauce in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well using Master Scraper. Set aside.
  2. Lightly dust Rectangle Stone with a little flour. Place one sheet of pastry on stone. Using Baker’s Roller®, roll pastry to form a 28 x 33 cm rectangle. Spread pesto mixture evenly over pastry using Small Spreader, leaving a 2.5 cm border around edge. Carefully slice each log of goat’s cheese using Utility Knife. Arrange goat’s cheese slices over pesto mixture in single layer. Brush edges of pastry sheet with water using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush; set aside.
  3. Roll second sheet of pastry on lightly floured, flat surface of Large Grooved Cutting Board (to rectangle of same size). Fold pastry rectangle in half lengthways. On folded-length, cut about 11 cm length strips, about 2.5 cm apart (do not cut through ends).
  4. Gently open pastry sheet and place over filling; press pastry edges together to seal. Using Crinkle Cutter, trim edges of puff pastry; discard trimmings. Flute pastry edges, if desired. Beat egg in Small Bamboo Fibre Bowl with Stainless Mini Whisk; brush over surface of pastry. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly over top, if desired.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool slightly. Sprinkle with shredded basil leaves, if desired.
  6. Cut into squares using Pizza Cutter; serve warm using Mini-Serving Spatula.

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The Pampered Chef ® Savoury Cheese Bites Recipe

This is a recipe from our new Season’s best recipe book.  It has already become a firm favourite in our house.  Every party should have a set of these.  The only disadvantage to the recipe is that they are gone all too soon!  The topping does sound a little strange but is absolutely delicious. IMG_4302

Biscuits
60 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, divided
115 g butter (in small pieces), at room temperature
150 g plain flour
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons water

Topping (optional)
40 g roasted red peppers from a jar (drained weight), well-drained and patted dry
3 tablespoons apricot conserve
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chilli flakes

Preheat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6.

Grate cheese using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater.

To make the biscuits, combine these ingredients in Manual Food Processor in this order: 40 g of the cheese, butter, flour, egg yolk and water. Process until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, until mixture just begins to bind to form a crumbly dough.

Place remaining cheese in Small Sheet Pan. Using a level filled Small Scoop, press dough into scoop using your fingers to mould into shape, then release directly into grated cheese and coat well on all sides.

Meanwhile make the topping, if desired. Finely dice red peppers using Chef’s Knife. Mix peppers, apricot conserve and chilli flakes in (500-ml) Prep Bowl.

Remove stone from oven. Immediately press down centre of biscuits with back of clean scoop to create wells. Using Mini-Serving Spatula, transfer biscuits to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool 10 minutes. Spoon half teaspoon of topping into wells of each biscuit. If the biscuits have topping they are best eaten on the day they are made.
Yield: Makes 24

Per serving: Nutrients per bite: Energy 295kJ/71kcal, Protein 1.7g, Carbohydrate 5.0g, Sugars 0.2g, Fat 5.0g, Saturated fat 3.1g, Fibre 0.2g, Salt 0.1g

Cook’s Tip: For easiest processing, the butter should be softened. To do this quickly, cut it into small pieces and let stand at room temperature for about 45 minutes. If the butter is not fully incorporated after processing in step 2, carefully remove the blade and transfer to 2-Litre Stainless Mixing Bowl. Stir the dough until blended using Mini Mix ‘N Scraper®. Do not knead to a smooth dough.

© 2013 The Pampered Chef used under license.

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Pampered Chef Hot Cheesy Dip and Stoneware Pitta Crisps

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This is a gorgeous recipe to serveat a party or buffet to serve up to 16, or as a starter to share between 4-6 people. Or you can use it as a pasta sauce, or with chicken. Its also a great way to get fussy eaters to eat vegetables!!

Ingredients

175 g/6 oz broccoli florets
55 g/2 oz onion
55 g/2 oz red pepper
25 g/1 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
1 clove garlic
115 g/4 oz cheddar cheese
60 ml/ 4 Tbsp half fat crème fraiche or sour cream
60 ml/ 4 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper
Stoneware Pitta Crisps or Tortilla chips to serve (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas5. Chop broccoli, onion and red pepper using Food Chopper; place in Classic Batter Bowl. Grate Parmesan cheese using the Rotary Grater. Add 2 Tbsp Parmesan to vegetable mixture, reserving the rest for the topping. Grate Cheddar cheese using the Rotary Grater and add to the mixture. Crush garlic using Garlic Press, and add with the remaining ingredients. Mix well.

2. Spoon into Stoneware Baker. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over the top and surround with Stoneware-Baked Pitta Crisps.

Stoneware-Baked Pitta Crisps

4 Pitta Breads

1. Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6. Cut each pitta bread in half horizontally using Utility Knife. Cut each half into 8 triangles. Arrange in single layer on Classic Round Stone.

  1. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Repeat until all chips are baked. Cool completely.

Serves 16

Susie Evans
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Ham and Broccoli Ring

This is a delicious and simple dinner or party recipe.  The broccoli is chopped so finely using the food chopper that even those who don’t like it happily eat it.

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Ingredients
2 packets (240g each) chilled fresh dough for croissants*
115g/ 4 oz ham
1 small onion
115g/4oz broccoli florets
1 small bunch fresh parsley
140g/5oz gruyere cheese (or cheddar if gruyere is not available)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4. Unroll dough and separate into 8 triangles. Arrange in a circle on Classic Round Stone with wide ends of triangles overlapping in the centre and pointed ends towards the outside (there should be about 13cm opening in centre of Stone). Gently press edges where they meet to seal.

2. Chop ham, broccoli and parsley using Food Chopper; place in Classic Batter Bowl. Chop onion with Food Chopper and add 2 tablespoons to the mixture. Grate cheese into bowl using Deluxe Cheese Grater.  Juice lemon and measure 1 tablespoon. Add mustard, lemon juice and black pepper to mixture. Crush garlic with Garlic Press and add. Mix well using Classic Scraper.

3. Spoon ham mixture evenly onto widest end of each dough triangle. Bring outside points of triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends in the centre (filling should not be completely covered). Place Baking Stone in Classic and Rectangle Rack.

IMG_48244. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Cut into portions using Pizza Cutter. Serve warm using Mini-Serving Spatula.

Serves 8, or 16 sample servings.

*Note: the croissant dough may not be available. It is in cans and is in the refrigerated dairy section. If you can’t get hold of it, use ready rolled puff pastry (either frozen and defrosted or chilled).  You will then need to cut the pastry rectangle into 4 smaller rectangles and then cut each one corner to corner to make 8 triangles.

Susie Evans
Independent Director for the Pampered Chef
07854 241575
http://www.pamperedchef.biz/susieevans

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