Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pumpkin, Leek & Feta Puffs

Last night I made these delicious Pumpkin, Leek & Feta Puffs. I've had this recipe for years....I cut it out from a magazine and it is great in winter for something yummy that the kids will eat!

Makes: 20                                      Preparation: 15 minutes                             Cooking: 40 minutes

  • 500g pumpkin, peeled & cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 60g butter
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, washed & thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 200g feta, crumbled
  • 1 pack flaky puff pastry sheets
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • sweet chilli sauce or tomato chutney to serve
  1. Preheat oven to hot, 200dc. Lightly grease 2 - 3 baking trays.
  2. Toss pumpkin in a baking dish with oil. Cook for 15-20 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.
  3. Heat butter in a large frying pan on medium. Saute leek & garlic for 4-5 minutes until leek softens. Stir in coriander.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine leek mixture with pumpkin & feta. Season to taste & allow to cool.
  5. Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares. Place two tablespoons of pumpkin mixture on one side of each square, leaving a 1cm border. Brush edges with combined egg & milk. Fold pastry over & press together to seal.
  6. Brush with remaining egg & milk. Sprinkle with either sesame or poppy seeds.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden & puffed. Serves puffs with sweet chilli sauce or chutney.
  8. ENJOY!!!