Savory Croissants

Do you guys remember my recipe for making “Lecce style rustico” – a typical dish from my hometown?

Well, for my boyfriend’s birthday party I have made this savory croissant using the same filling of my Rustico leccese recipe.

People whipped them off in a heartbeat.

Ingredients:

  • 20 sheets of puff pastry (9’*9′)
  • 1/2 can of peeled tomatoes
  • 80 gr mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c bechamel sauce
  • salt
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp milk

Chop up the mozzarella

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drain and chop also the canned peeled tomatoes, season them with some salt and pepper

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right in center of the each puff pastry sheet place 1 tsp of bechamel sauce, 1 small piece of tomato and 1 cube of mozzarella cheese

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Roll the puff pastry from one corner to the other into a croissant shape

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In a bowl beat up 1 egg with 1 tbsp of milk and brush the wash onto each croissant

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Bake at 200 C for about 15-20 min or until they get a nice golden-brown color. Remove from the oven and let them cool down a bit.

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These are best served warm (not hot), but even cold-ish they will rock your boat!

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Love

– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.