Friday, March 16, 2012

Winner of the Giveaway AND Tomato and Tapenade Palmiers...with a Vermouth Cocktail

To get to the important stuff first............the winner of my giveaway on the Best Meals Happen at Home post is Velva. Congrats Velva! I will be contacting you for address information to share with the sponsors at Blogspark.

Oh, how I love my Williams-Sonoma Cookbook.
From the Provence region: In markets and small epiceries throughout France, fresh and frozen puff pastry is available to prepare sweet and savory treats.

This is a quick and easy appetizer. Loved them! Especially paired with a vermouth cocktail.

Recipe follows..........

Tomato and Tapenade Palmiers

1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
4 oil packed Sundried Tomato halves
1/2 cup tapenade
1/2 teaspoon thyme

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lightly flour a board and carefully unfold one sheet of puff pastry. Roll the pastry lightly with a rolling pin until it’s 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Spread the tomato and tapenade on the pastry sheet.

Working from the short ends, roll each end halfway to the center until both sides touch. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Then cut the dough crossways into slices about 1/2 inch thick. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Bake until puffed and golden (15 to 20 minutes). Let them cool slightly before serving.



Le laquet said...

Tapenade - yum! IN fact anything with tapenade - yum!!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I can't wait to make this, I never knew how that palmier shape was done, it's the perfect appetizer and so easy!

Pierce said...

Good morning ladies!
Jo, I totally LOVE tapenade.
Sue, I always thought they looked so complicated but in fact - easy! Please let me know if you make them.

Rita said...

Now I really have to look for this book. Palmiers are special but with tapenade must be fantastic Congratulations to Velva.

Debbie said...

Your patio table looks just like ours. It confuses my husband when I am looking at your pictures. LOL He can't figure out the surrounding area. I like to tease him...

The Palmiers look great.

Pierce said...

Thanks all! Hey, my laptop is "this close" to repair by my brilliant husband. I will probably be online again more often.

Deb, that's hilarious!!

Carole said...

Tina, like the vermouth too. Merci beaucoup.

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