Camembert Stars

9 Nov

Camembert StarsSo Halloween has come and gone and in my book that means it’s time to start getting excited about Christmas! I adore Christmas and lets face it – what’s not to love?  You get family and friends time, pressie time and most importantly to me FOOD TIME!  But with all those times happening,  the one thing I tend to be quite short on is time itself.  Enter my best friend when it comes to canapés – store bought puff pastry.  I think it’s okay to admit you don’t make your own puff pastry because let’s face it, with the exception of sweaty contestants on the Great British Bake Off, NOBODY makes their own puff pastry.

You can do wonderful things with puff pastry that are super easy and yet still manage to knock the socks off of the people you are feeding.  Take these savoury palmiers or seeing that it is almost the silly season, these melty-cheesey puff pastry stars that only need 4 ingredients.

CS INGTo make twelve stars take:

  • two sheets of puff pastry
  • a camembert round
  • a chutney of your choice (I went for an apple and walnut because it felt quite Christmasy, but cranberry or sweet chilli would also work beautifully.)
  • and an egg.

CS PrepPreheat the oven to 200°C and then dust the surface you are working on with a quick shake of flour and place one sheet of puff pastry on top.

C Egg WashBeat the egg and brush it liberally onto your pastry. Don’t throw the egg wash away -you’ll need it a bit later.

CS CheeseCut your cheese into twelve bite sized chunks. This will only use about half the round of camembert – save the rest for crackers!

CS fillingPlace about half a teaspoon of chutney on your egg washed sheet of pastry and then place a chunk of the cheese on top of that.

CS CuttingPlace the second sheet of pastry on top of the first one.  Then using a star-shaped cookie cutter cut out twelve stars.

CS Wash and toppingPlace your stars on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.  Use the rest of the egg wash to wash the stars and if you want sprinkle them with some sesame seeds to give them some character.

CS GBD

Bake until golden brown and delicious – about twenty minutes and then bite into the most amazing melted cheesy bit of gooey goodness. ENJOY!

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13 Responses to “Camembert Stars”

  1. Kath November 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    I live in the land of Camembert: I’m going to be making so many of these! By the way, I took the savoury palmiers along to a pot-luck buffet today; my family’s complaint is always that there are never any left to bring home again!

    • fudgingood November 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

      I’m so glad they are still a hit. These are lovely, but remember to squeeze the pastry edges close together to avoid cheese leaking out while they are baking.

  2. Arielle Tan November 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    These looks so good! And they are really cute, which is always a big bonus for presentation ❤

  3. sophiezest November 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    Yum yum! Thanks for this idea!

  4. galwaystar November 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    They look like little stars. Great for Christmas bites parties!

  5. Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum November 10, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    Reblogged this on The Stiletto Mum and commented:
    This looks so yumm and could be an awesome Christmas snack.

  6. charliesbird November 10, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Ooh,yummy! Definitely on the men for my picnic style Christmas lunch! And my drinks and snacks friends Christmas do. And well, just because they look delicious!

  7. florencegrindall November 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Mmm…

  8. kamillej2014 December 10, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    Super easy(thanks for step by steps). great for Christmas entrée.
    Skinny jeans Mum

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