Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo Puffs Recipe

Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo Puffs Recipe

These flaky pastry puffs, filled with spicy chorizo sausage and grated cheese, make a perfect accompaniment to a glass of cold sherry or beer. You can use any type of hard cheese for the puffs, but for the best results choose a mild variety, as the chorizo has plenty of flavour. #Variation# Try cutting the pastry in different shapes such as stars and hearts. They are ideal nibbles for children’s parties. #Cook’s Tip# You can prepare the chorizo puffs a day or two ahead. Chill them without the glaze, wrapped in a plastic bag, until ready to bake, then allow them to come back to room temperature while you preheat the oven. Glaze before baking.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizers, Holidays, Side Dishes, Starters
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz (225g) puff pastry
  • 4 oz (115g) chorizo sausage, chopped
  • 2 oz – 1/2 cup (50g) grated cheese
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp (5ml) paprika, to dust

Instructions
 

  • Roll out the pastry thinly on a floured surface. Using a 7.5cm/3in cutter, stamp out as many rounds as possible, then re-roll the trimmings, if necessary, and stamp out more rounds to make 16 in all.
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 450°F/Gas 7. Put the chopped chorizo sausage and grated cheese in a bowl and toss together lightly until well mixed.
    Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo Puffs Recipe-steps
    Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo Puffs Recipe-steps
  • Lay one of the pastry rounds on the palm of your hand and place a little of the chorizo mixture across the center.
  • Using your other hand, pinch the edges of the pastry together along the top to seal, as when making a miniature pastie. Repeat the process with the remaining rounds.
  • Place the pastries on a non-stick baking sheet and brush lightly with the beaten egg. Using a small sieve or tea strainer, dust the tops lightly with a little of the paprika.
  • Bake the pastries for 10-12 =J minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Transfer the pastries to a wire rack and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve warm, dusted with the rest of the paprika.
    Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo Puffs Recipe -mediterranean appetizers
    Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo Puffs Recipe -mediterranean appetizers
Keyword Party Recipe, Snacks