Appetizer

Tapenade Star Puff Pastry

I just post­ed a recipe for tape­nade, a provençal black olive spread. As a fol­low up, I want­ed to show you a great way to serve tape­nade, in a puff pas­try shaped as a star. The tape­nade star puff pas­try is very easy to pre­pare, and makes for a very beau­ti­ful appe­tiz­er.

tapenade star puff pastry

Recipe

You will first need to either buy or make tape­nade. For my tape­nade recipe, click here.

You also need to get puff pas­try. There are var­i­ous puff pas­try brands in the US. There is Pep­peridge Farm, Wewal­ka, Avan­ti, among oth­ers. Also, the high qual­i­ty Dufour brand, which you can find at Whole Foods.

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Tape­nade Star Puff Pas­try
tapenade star puff pastry
Course Appe­tiz­er
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 20 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
Course Appe­tiz­er
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 20 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
tapenade star puff pastry
Instruc­tions
  1. Pre­heat oven to 390 degrees Fahren­heit. If your puff pas­try isn’t already a disk, use a knife to draw a cir­cle in the puff pas­try. You want both puff pas­tries to be equal-sized disks. (An easy way to do that, is to put an upside down plate on the puff pas­try to help you draw a cir­cle with your knife).
  2. Place one cir­cle-shaped puff pas­try on parch­ment paper. Spread the tape­nade on the dough and sprin­kle with shred­ded cheese, as pic­tured. Leave the out­er edge blank and apply water on it with a pas­try brush.
    tapenade and cheese on puff pastry
  3. Cov­er with your sec­ond puff pas­try of equal size. Press with your fin­gers on the out­er edges to ensure the top puff pas­try sticks to the bot­tom puff pas­try. Place an upside-down glass in the mid­dle of your disk to make the imprint of a small­er inner cir­cle on the puff pas­try.
    upside down glass on puff pastry
  4. With a knife, cut 16 slices of equal size in the out­er cir­cle of your puff pas­tries (the inner cir­cle you just made with your upside-down glass remains uncut).
    puff pastry cut in 16 slices
  5. Twist one slice 2 times in the same direc­tion. Take the slice that is right next to it, and twist that slice 2 times, in the oppo­site direc­tion. Pro­ceed the same way with all oth­er slices. You should essen­tial­ly have “pairs” of slices that are twist­ed in oppo­site direc­tions from one anoth­er. This cre­ates the star shape.
    twisting slices of puff pastry
  6. With a pas­try brush, apply the egg yolk to the puff pas­try (egg wash). Place your puff pas­try star on a bak­ing pan (it should already be on parch­ment paper. If not the case, make sure to place parch­ment paper on your bak­ing pan).
    egg yolk on puff pastry star
  7. Bake in oven for 20 min­utes. Enjoy warm.
    tapenade star puff pastry
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2 thoughts on “Tapenade Star Puff Pastry

  1. Any dish with olives is good for health. This has been true,from the most remote antiq­ui­ty to nowa­days. Added to to good savours don’t hes­i­tate!

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