How to make puff ears with tapenade
Tapenade is a thick sauce, which is prepared from crushed olives, anchovies and capers. Having prepared on the basis of this spreads puff ears, you will get an excellent snack to white wine or beer.
You will need:
125g tapenade, 4 halves dried tomatoes 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme 200 g butter or margarine 2 cups flour ½ cup water 1 tsp sugar ¼ tsp salt
Instruction how to make puff ears with tapenade
Sift the flour on a work surface and place it on top of slices of butter or margarine. Chop the flour and butter with a knife. Dissolve the sugar in cold water and salt, mix well. Add the chopped flour water and knead the dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, then roll it several times, each time adding in 3-4 layers. Send flaky dough back in the refrigerator while preparing the filling for puff ears. If you do not want to spend time on preparation of puff pastry, you can buy ready-made at the store.
Chop in a blender tapenade, sundried tomatoes and thyme. As a result, you should get a smooth paste. Tapenade can be prepared independently. To do this, you need a bank of black olives, pitted, bank anchovies, 1 tablespoon capers, 1-2 cloves of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. All this is finely chopped in a food processor with the addition of 1 tablespoon dark rum and 150 ml of olive oil.
Roll out the puff pastry rectangle 0.6 cm thick. Spread it on the prepared paste and tomato tapenade.
Roll the puff pastry layer in the roll from both sides toward the middle. Place the joint with water and soak a good press, or in the process of cooking halves fall apart. Wrap roll in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
Remove the chilled roll and cut into slices of 10-12 mm thickness. If you do not have a sharp thin knife, cut the dough easily by means of a dense silk thread or wire.
Unfold puff ears with tapenade in the form of baking so that they do not touch each other. To the dough is not stuck to the form, its bottom can be sprinkled with flour or grease. Put the pan with ears in the freezer for about 10 minutes. As a result, the lugs are obtained when baking more accurate.
Preheat oven to 220 degrees and bake puff ears with tapenade about 10 minutes until golden blush. Dish is desirable to bring to the table as an appetizer warm, so calculate the correct cooking time.