Puff pastry pretzels: easy and delicious – Italian Cuisine

Puff pastry pretzels: easy and delicious

So many quick and easy ideas to prepare snacks with puff pastry to serve during aperitifs!

Puff pastry pretzels are always a salvation, especially during the holidays.
Perfect for appetizers and aperitifs finger food, they are super versatile because they can be prepared with many ingredients.
Here are our proposals.

Tomato squares

To prepare them you need two sheets of rectangular puff pastry, the tomato puree and of smoked cheese.
Season the sauce with oil, salt and oregano and pour a little on the pastry that will serve as a base.
Do not overdo the quantities otherwise it will come out in cooking and leave the edges free to be able to then seal them.
Add the smoked cheese thinly sliced ​​or into very small cubes and cover with the second sheet.
Prick the surface to let all the air out and close the edges well with a fork.
Pre-cut this cake into many squares without cutting the sheets completely, but pressing well with the blade of the knife almost until you reach the base.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Let it cool and then cut out the squares for good.

Pretzels with pesto

You can do the same thing with just one filling: pesto
In this way you will not risk doing messes with melting cheese and runny puree. The result will be some really delicious little pretzels.

Cooked ham swirls

These pretzels are easy to make and very beautiful to serve.
Just spread on a rectangular sheet of puff pastry mustard and then roll out slices of baked ham.
Then roll the puff pastry on itself, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it solidify in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Cut it into slices to obtain swivels.
Brush them with beaten egg and cook them at 200 ° in a static oven for 20 minutes.
The passage in the freezer is essential to obtain perfect spirals.

Salmon croissants and spreadable cheese

To prepare the puff pastry croissants, start with a round pastry.
Divide it first in half, then into four equal wedges. Divide each clove in half and each half again in two parts until you get 16 cloves.
Place a teaspoon of cream cheese and a small piece of smoked salmon at the base of each. Wrap the croissants starting from the base and keep the tip under otherwise it will swell too much during cooking.
Brush them with a beaten egg and cover with sesame seeds.
Bake at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Pear and gorgonzola mini strudel

Cut the rectangular puff pastry in half on one side and then the other.
Then obtain 8 equal parts.
Put some gorgonzola and a slice of pear in each and close as if they were small strudels.
Brush with egg, cover with poppy seeds and bake at 200 ° for 20 minutes.

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