I’m part of a very exclusive club – the Primula Blogger Club. I have a fridge full of every available flavour of Primula Cheese, which is just as well as we’re getting through about one tube a week. The kids can’t get enough of it.
Retro it may be, but there are few recipes which can not be improved with a little squeeze of cheese. I kid you not.
One of the membership requirements of this exclusive club is to take up various challenges – like tick something off my bucket list, which I wrote about last week.
This week, I was challenged to come up with an adventurous Primula-based recipe, inspired by the ‘Adventurous Pairings’ theme – unusual combinations, but done in my own signature ‘lazy’ way.
Here is my adventurous pairing. Well several of them actually.
Lazy Primula Puff Pizzettes
Ingredients: (makes 30-35 pizzettes)
- 1 large sheet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry (usually in a 375g pack)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tube of original Primula Cheese
- 1 tube of Primula Cheese with chives
- Pinch of pepper to season
Choose from these topping ingredients depending on your personal taste:
- A handful of olives, halved
- A handful of chopped chorizo
- 1 pickled beetroot
- 1 sliced onion
- 1 sliced fig
- A handful of sun dried tomatoes, finely sliced
- 1 teaspoon of pesto
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Take the puff pastry out of the fridge at least 15 minutes before you’re ready to use it, otherwise it will crack when you unroll it. Roll out the pastry and cut out as many shapes as you can with a small pastry cutter. Roll the off-cuts into a ball, knead, roll out with rolling pin and repeat until you have no pastry left.
Lay the pastry shapes on a baking tray lined with greaseproof baking paper. Brush each of your pastry shapes with a little of the beaten egg. This will give the pizzettes shine and colour when they’re cooked.
Squeeze or spread Primula Cheese – choose original or chives, or do some of each – in the middle of each pastry shape. Add another ingredient, or several ingredients of your choice. All of these toppings will work together, so combine them in whatever way you like. Season with a little pepper.
Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. Check them regularly. They should be golden brown and evenly cooked.
They’re ready to eat, hot or cold. Great for picnics or as a snack or starter.
Talking of adventurous pairings, when it comes to weird toppings, the Hubster loves Marmite and Peanut Butter together on toast and my favourite childhood topping was chocolate spread with cucumber. Do you have any adventurous pairings you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below – I’ll give your combination a try![Disclosure: I’m a member of the Primula Blogger Club and this post was sponsored by Primula Cheese]
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