Thursday, May 17, 2012

Henry VIII Shoebuckles

This recipe calls for Puff Pastry (make your own or buy Pepperidge Farm.)  

I usually use a little tinned pie filling in the center, but recently tried a savory center. It was a great success. It also makes a change from other the “finger food” we see at parties. The diagram is below. Recipes for sweet and savory follow:

1lb Puff pastry (your own recipe or purchase Pepperidge)
Sweet recipe -- About ½ cup of pie filling – (Cherry is colorful – but you choose)
Slivered Almonds
Sugar for dredging
One egg


Savory -- About 4 oz. Sausage meat (mild, medium or hot) plus a little minced onion and seasonings. Combine the ingredients and make into a small ball (about the size of a walnut) and place in the center of the square. Cut and fold the edges using the diagram below. Brush with egg, but instead of shaking sugar over the top, use a little Parmesan cheese and finish with a shake of paprika. Bake in a hot oven 425 for approximately 15-20 minutes.