Goat Cheese and Beetroot Puff Pastry is easy to make and it just melts in your mouth.
These delicious buns are made from puff pastry, filled with goat cheese and beetroot and garnished with walnuts and vinaigrette. They are great for snacking, as appetizers or even the main course. They are like fireworks in your mouth, the goat cheese taste goes perfectly with the sweet taste of beetroot and the spicy-sweet vinaigrette. The outside bun is nicely crunchy and the filling makes it melt in your mouth.
This recipe is suitable for beginners and I really recommend you to buy the dough if you can get your hands on a good one in a local store, making it from scratch is quite difficult and it takes time. And this is supposed to be an easy delicacy.
And since Halloween is just around the corner, check out also my recipes for this holiday.
- 300g/10.6 oz of puff pastry
- 250g/8.8 oz of goat cheese (fresh, slices, in any form you like)
- 70g/2.5 oz of parboiled beetroot
- salt, pepper
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 tsp of mustard
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- shredded walnuts
- some greens for garnish, if you want, I serve them with rocket or valerianella
Goat Cheese and Beetroot Puff Pastry Recipe
Pastry and Filling
Roll out the pastry about 6 inches (15 cm) wide and 0.2 in (0,5 cm) thick and as long as you can.
Spread the goat cheese over the pastry (or place pieces of cheese in a regular manner) leaving less than 1 in (2,5 cm) on each long edge without cheese.
Grate the parboiled beetroot into the cheese, add a little salt and pepper.
For the vinaigrette, combine honey, mustard and olive oil. Even if the honey is solid, the oil will melt it fast, so just grab a fork and start mixing.
Drizzle the vinaigrette over the beetroot and cheese.
Roll the pastry in lengthwise and cut in pieces about 2 inches (5 cm) long. Place them on a tray with a baking sheet, the cut ends should be up and down.
Preheat the oven on 356 °F/180 °C and bake for 40 minutes or until golden.