The salted Christmas star cake with smoked bacon It is a special rustic to serve during the Christmas and New Year's Christmas buffet as an appetizer, or as an extra dish to enrich and complete your Christmas menu. It can also be used as a centerpiece! The recipes include a friable base of puff pastry, Which you can also buy ready, and a rich filling to prepare with baby spinach, leeks, pancetta, robiola and brie.
You can cook it well in advance and serve it as well as warm or lukewarm even cold. There salted Christmas star cake with smoked bacon of Salt and pepper will leave your guests open-mouthed for its beauty but above all for its simple goodness!
The savory pies they are very popular preparations for their versatility. They can be done in many different ways with puff pastry or with pasta brisee to be used as an appetizer, as a side dish or as a second course: they adapt to any occasion or need! The salted Christmas star cake you can prepare it with other types of stuffing: for example with a filling of zucchini and salmon or with the most classic, ricotta and spinach, but also simply with the ingredients you already have at home and which you love the most.
How to prepare the salted Christmas star cake with smoked bacon
1) Prepare the filling. Slice i leeks and make them jump in cooking pan with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, half of the bacon, minced, and an intake of salt; fades with the White wine and add 1 handful of new spinaches clean; make them dry well on the fire, stirring. Leave it to cool and incorporate it robiola.
2) Prepare the savory cake. Unroll a disk of puff pastry and spread the mix of leeks and spinaches up to 3 cm from the edge, then arrange the remaining slices of bacon and the Brie in slices. Cover with the second disc of dough and seal the outer edges. Place one bowl (about 12 cm) in the center of the stuffed pasta and, starting from the edge of the bowl towards the outside, cut it into 16 cuts. Turn the portions obtained e twice coupled 2 to 2; seal the tips, pinching them with moistened fingers. Stempera the yolk with the milk and brush the surface. Cut the center of the pastry with a star motif with the tip of a knife. Cool in freezer for 15 minutes.
3) Cook and serve. Cook the star in the lower part of the oven already hot a 220 ° C for 10 minutes; cover with baking paper, lower the temperature to 200 ° C and cook for others 25 minutes about. If you want to brown it, at the end remove the paper for a few minutes and put the ventilated oven. Serve the salty cake star of Christmas with bacon smoked hot, cold or warm.
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