So I joined this online blogging group called the Barefoot Bloggers. They post a couple of recipes a month. All recipes are from Ina Garten, and you have to make the recipes and post your results. Well I finished my first recipe today and I'm so excited. Not only were they super easy but they were good too. And they turned out sooo cute! I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with myself. These would be a perfect party appetizer. I put mine in the freezer for a couple of hours before I was ready to cook them. These are great because you can freeze them ahead of time and save yourself some time right before your party. When you take them out of the freezer, you need to let them thaw a tiny bit. I tried to slice them and they just kept crumbling on me so letting them thaw is very helpful. Also, one thing I would do differently, I would put more filling in them. It didn't seem like enough filling, so maybe double up on the cheese or something.
1 package frozen puff pastry, defrosted
1/4 cup prepared pesto
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Light flour a board and carefully unfold one sheet of puff pastry. Roll the pastry lightly with a rolling pin until 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Spread the sheet of puff pastry with half the pesto, then sprinkle with half the goat cheese, half the sun-dried tomatoes, and half the pine nuts. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt.
Using the long ends, fold over about an inch and then fold over again maybe another inch or so and then fold the whole thing together. This might sound confusing but check HERE for better instruction on how to do this.
Repeat for the second sheet of puff pastry using the remaining ingredients. Cover both rolls with plastic wrap and chill for at least 45 minutes.
Cut the prepared rolls of puff pastry into 1/4 inch thick slices and place them faceup 2 inches apart on sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown in a preheated 400 degree oven.