My mother came over for a visit this past weekend for a much needed "girls weekend". We had a great time, even though the Christmas shopping crowds seemed to start early this year. I had absolutely no groceries in the house due to all the long hours I'd been working -- so we went to the store to figure out what to have for dinner. Somehow we decided to make brie en croute with raspberry jam. This was my first time using puff pastry and I have decided I love the results!!!
Have you ever had this stuff? The brie gets all gooey and melty and the puff pastry is so flaky and delicious! I really liked the seedless raspberry jam in there. It added an interesting level of fruity goodness. I don't think I need to add another recipe for this on the internet. Just check out the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry site.
We had only used half the package of puff pastry, so the next morning I tried a recipe I intend to use Christmas morning (My family is coming my way this year). Basically, you scramble an egg with oregano for about a minute then put it on one end of half a sheet of pastry. Top it with some cheddar cheese and a thick slice of tomato. Wrap it all up and bake it for 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees.
You absolutely MUST try this! I'm really sorry to my gluten-free and vegan friends -- you are missing out on one of the most amazing breakfasts I've ever tasted! I'll admit, our dinner/breakfast concoctions were very rich and not exactly healthy -- but they were good for the soul. They were a perfect addition to a lovely weekend with my mother.