Holiday time in our house always has the added excitement of hosting our Plunket buddies. Little Miss 3 gets so excited about having her buddies over to play and I really enjoy catching up with the girls. We both enjoy making lots of treats to share with our friends: this time we made Ham and Blue Cheese Savouries, Sticky Lemon Slice, Chocolate Sponge Roll, Mini Carrot Cakes, Jellies and Chips and Dip.
The weather wasn't so good, but the children had a lovely time playing together. Here's the recipe for the Ham and Blue Cheese Savouries. They are super easy to make in no time at all. If Blue Cheese is not your thing then any ordinary cheddar will definately do the trick.
Ham and Blue Cheese Savouries
1 small onion finely sliced
approx 3/4 cup finely cubed ham (or bacon if that's what's in the fridge)
a wedge of blue cheese - crumbled into small pieces
3 sheets of ready rolled butter puff pastry
approx 1.5 cups cream
Pre-heat the oven to 190 Deg. C.
Combine the prepared filling ingredients. Cut each pastry sheet into 9 pieces and press each piece into a muffin tin.
You could cut circles, but I prefer the easier way of cutting squares and you only end up throwing the off cuts away. Beat the eggs, cream and pepper together and pour it into a jug for easy pouring.
Place a spoonful of filling into each pie, then pour in the egg mix. Do not over fill. You don't want the egg mix to overflow out of the pastry.
Bake for about 15 minutes until the filling is cooked and the pastry golden brown.
Leave the savouries to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes before attempting to remove them.
Plate up and your done!
We had a lovely afternoon. Its hard to believe that its been three and a half years since we all met, new Mum's with our babies in tow, at Plunket Group. Already looking forward to next weeks catchup.