This is a great idea for a quick snack. They can be made in advance, can be frozen to be eaten later and you can even take them to work and zap in the microwave as a quick filling lunch. I use frozen puff pastry as it is cheap, quick and easy, and here in Turkey comes pre-cut in perfect squares.
Puff Pastry (defrosted and cut into squares)
Any other toppings as desired such as:
Sliced tomatoes or onions
chopped red or green peppers,
sliced sausages, pepperoni or ham etc…
1 egg beaten for glazing
Dried herbs for sprinkling
Pre-heat oven at 180°c. Place a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray, then lay out your puff pastry leaving plenty of space between pieces. Using the tip of a sharp knife, cut 2 ‘L’ shaped cuts on opposite corners (see photo below). Brush tomato pureé over the pastry (I water down my pureé so it is not so thick) and sprinkle on some herbs (I used oregano) then you are ready to decorate with the fillings.
You can add as many fillings as you like, it is up to you. On this occasion, I used sliced cocktail sausages, spring onions and cream cheese, which I then covered with grated cheese. Sometimes just plain cheese and tomato is lovely too.
Now that you have loaded your baskets, you need to glaze the edges, then lift the handles from corner to corner and stick together. Also do not forget to glaze the other side of the handles too.
Then place in a pre-heated oven at approximately 180°c for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden.