Easy pastries-- egg and nut free
Pepperidge Farms makes frozen puff pastry.... [i]who knew??[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
My daughter has eaten her first pastries this morning!!!
Remove one sheet (folded into thirds) of frozen dough, rewrapping the other and immediately returning to freezer. Allow pastry dough to thaw about 30 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 400 F
Carefully unfold pastry dough and cut along fold lines.
Cut each third into squares with a sharp knife and return to parchment.
"Dock" the center of each sqaure by puncturing the dough repeatedly with a fork or sharp knife in a circle about 1.5 in or 3 cm in diameter.
For sweet pastries, sprinkle the entire group with about a tablespoon of sugar.
"Filling" is done by placing a scant teaspoon of cream cheese/Neufchatel/Tofutti in the docked area of each pastry, gently pressing fruit (we like fresh blueberries this time of year) into the cream cheese and then sprinkling again with a light coating of granulated sugar.
Bake until just golden-- about ten minutes.
Cool on rack (I just transfer the entire parchment).
[i]I think these would also be outstanding done with ham and swiss. Obviously, I will omit the sugar.[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'll let everyone know how that works. I might try placing the squares into muffin tins so they hold the ham and swiss filling better.
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