At this time of year I get wild in the kitchen and I spend my days preparing tons of food. I often have 3 things on the go: usually something baking in the oven, something cooking on the stove and something else on my worktop.
If you are in charge of making all the food during the forthcoming festivities things can get pretty hectic indeed not to mention very stressful so you want to make your life as easy as possible. Over the years I have learned to freeze as much as possible, I freeze anything that can be frozen, at least when it comes to nibbles and starters.
These olives wrapped in pastry can easily be frozen and just defrosted and warmed up in the oven before serving them. They are simply perfect with your aperitivo with a glass of bubbly.
You can make this recipe using shop bought puff pastry too although this shortcrust pastry won't take you that long to make, it is very simple and of course homemade pastry always tastes better.
I have used spelt flour for this recipe (you know how much I love ancient grains) but of course wheat flour will work too.
- Prep Time : 25 minutes
- Cook Time : 12 minutes
- Yield : 4
Put the flour, the butter, the cheese and the water in a bowl or in a mixer and combine the ingredients to a smooth consistency. Form a ball on put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Add a little extra flour if it feels too sticky.
Stuff the olives with the filling of your choice.
Sprinkle your worktop with a little flour. Divide the pastry into 20 small parts, roll them with a rolling pin and wrap them around the olives (which should not be wet) then seal them well.