When I was in the South of France in the spring I ate a version of these delicious little appetizers made by Max’s aunt. She made a couple of different versions of them and I’ll give you some suggestions at the end of the post. Today I made my own yummy version and this is defintely a recipe you should try, especially if you are entertaining. They literally took me 5 minutes to prepare and then I stuck them in the oven and did some other things. They cool down in less than five minutes. The dirty dishes go in the dishwasher…so easy!
Since I moved to Reims a month ago I have been focussing on cooking more French dishes, espeically now that I am asking Max’s maman to show me some classic meals that I have always wanted to see. Just last night I finally learned how to make tarte tatin but it will still be a couple weeks before that one gets made again and photographed for the blog. A charlotte au chocolat is in the works and the classic French brioche is being made every couple of days. It’s really a dream!
In other news, I made a dress! I went to the fabric store on Saturday, bought my “ingredients” and thought it would take me an entire month to make. It only took me yesterday and it looks fabulous. As I have been sewing for a while and went to college for fashion for a year, I know how to finish the dress professionally and it’s my first real wearable and durable dress even though I’ve made lots of clothes before. Today Max’s maman and I are heading back to the fabric store!! Yay! Clearly a beast has been let loose…a SEWING BEAST!!
To make this super easy bites you will need:
- Around 12 sun dried tomatoes (the kind you buy in oil)
- 1/4 cup of artichokes hearts (the kind you buy in a jar in oil)
- 1 package puff pastry, rolled out thin into a rectangle shape
- 25 grams emmental cheese, grated (you can use mozzarella too)
- Around 2 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
Other versions include, using an olive tapenade as the filling and skipping the cheeses, spreading cream cheese on the dough and then placing ham on it before rolling it, and any other simple combo you can think of!