Every year I choose a few new recipes to cook for the festive season. I’m totally unapologetic about my sweet tooth and many of my tested recipes (Xmas Rocky Road, Christmas Pudding, Gingerbread Muffin ) have been sweet so I decided to even up the odds and try this Delia Smith recipe inspired by Instagrammer @BethfromBristol .
There are some good instructions for the rolling part here but basically you need a roll of frozen puff pastry. Sprinkle two thirds of it with Parmesan and black pepper, then fold and roll out again. Lay some anchovies on and roll up to make a kind of heart shape.
Take a sharp knife and slice into 5mm thick hearts, brush with egg. These need to be baked for 10 minutes at 220 degrees.
I love anchovies, but if you don’t, leave them out, or put some ham or sun dried tomatoes in instead. These are crispy, crunchy little pieces of heaven. My husband I ate most of the first batch and I had to quickly freeze the rest as they are dangerously more-ish!
I think I’ve definitely found a winner for the Xmas buffet table.
It is with a craving for salty, crispy, crunchy nibbles I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it!