I’m sure you’ve all come across the ever-popular asparagus brie puff-pastry wraps that circle the internet around springtime. They’re absolutely delicious. Perhaps next spring I’ll give it a go, unless I make this again Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart. *insert drool emoji*
I created these broccolini cheddar puff-pastry wraps to enjoy when the asparagus is not in season. Admittedly, brie doesn’t sound great with broccoli. So it sadly didn’t make the cut here. Cheddar however is basically broccoli’s best friend. And Gruyère too! If you have anyone in your life, young or old, that just doesn’t like broccoli, then this is their perfect gateway to the cruciferous vegetable. They will have no choice but to come around!
Broccolini is fancier than broccoli because of their gorgeous long stems. And this recipe requires the stalk as a vehicle for the puff pastry to wrap around. What an honorable purpose. The broccolini roasts until just beginning to crisp on the tips. The puff pastry turns a beautiful golden brown and puffs elegantly. And the cheese, well it does what it does best, melts into perfection.
Perhaps you should go make a practice run now. Ya know, before you make this for your guests this weekend. 🙂 Think appetizer, brunch, or lunch/dinner with a nice salad.
Looks delicious! 💕
Interesting, never thought of this.. Looks yummy 😊
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Thank you! Puff pastry truly makes everything better!
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This is AWESOME! Used a refrigerated (not frozen) puff pastry that gave me six 5″x5″ squares to use. Did the smear of dijon mustard. Then I used broccolini florets at each end and an mix of swiss and fontina cheeses. sealed and brushed with egg as directed. Baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkled with some red pepper before baking. Served for dinner with a caesar salad. But the amazing part was the next morning when I reheated two (350 degrees for 5 minutes on a foil lined tray was just the right amount to warm and recrisp the pastry) then served with a sunny side up farm fresh egg. One of the best bites of food we have had in 2021. You can use more broccolini then you think as it cooks down so much (the little bit of char is terrific). And next time I will double the amount of dijon (that was a brilliant add). Thanks for your post.
Thank you so much, Schroomer! I’m so glad you made and enjoyed this recipe! I love the notes you made and I can’t wait to try them one-day-later like you mentioned! That sounds incredible. What a great way to get our vegetables in, right?