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Anchovy Puff Pastry Bites

Savoury Anchovy Pastry Bites

Making the dough is the hardest part of this recipe, and it's not hard at all with a food processor. Enjoy these savoury (slightly retro) bites during the holidays with a glass of cheer.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Servings 60 pastry bites

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 8 oz Cold Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz cold butter
  • Anchovy paste (or other filling)

Instructions
 

  • Place flour in the bowl of the food processor fitted with the steel blade.
  • Cut cream cheese and butter into cubes and place on top of flour.
  • Cover and begin processing with 10 pulses. Then run processor until the dough comes together in a ball. Because the cream cheese and butter started cold, this dough can be rolled and used immediately. *
  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Roll the pastry thin - about 1/8inch thick. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut into rounds. Gather scraps, knead then together, and re-roll. You should have at least 60 rounds.
  • Place 1/4 teaspoon of your chosen filling in the center of each round, then fold in half and use the tines of a fork to crimp curved edges.
  • Place the half-moons on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

* If you don’t have a food processor, use room temperature cream cheese and butter, and mix by hand. When using this method, the dough must be refrigerated for at least an hour prior to using.
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