It is with great delight that I present the first installment of Chris' kitchen.
Last week, I spent the morning with Chris while she spun her magic in her kitchen creating a scrumptious appetizer that can also be presented as a darling hostess gift.
Fig and Prosciutto Palmiers
2 sheets frozen puff pastry (thawed, but chilled)
1/2 cup fig preserves
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup grated asiago cheese
2 T fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1/4 t black pepper
6 - 8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
1 egg beaten with 2 tsp water
Place 1 unfolded pastry sheet on flat surface. Spread evenly with 1/4 cup of fig preserves. In a small bowl combine cheeses, rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese over fig preserves. Cover the cheese layer with a single layer of prosciutto slices. Roll up from both long edges, into center, pressing 2 rolls together. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet and ingredients. Wrap each roll tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour. (May be prepared to this point, placed in freezer bag, and frozen for up to 3 months).
Preheat oven to 400. Let the rolls thaw partially before proceeding. Slice into 1/4-inch thick slices, using serrated knife. Place, cut side down, on parchment or silpat lined baking sheet, 1-inch apart. In a small bowl beat 1 egg with 2 tsp water. Brush over tops of Palmiers and bake 13-18 minutes, until golden and bubbly.
Take my word for it... these will be a huge hit at your next party. As a hostess gift, just wrap in parchment paper and attach a cute little tag and your hostess will be very impressed!
Thank you so much, Chris for agreeing to make such a fabulous contribution to my blog. I look forward to many more fun days in the kitchen with you!
Have a delicious day!