Friday, 19 February 2010

Broccoli Ham & Cheese Parcels



These are one of the kid’s favourite snacks. When they were little we used to buy them from a local pastry shop, however they stopped making them and I had to resort to making them myself. Simply steam small florets of broccoli, fry off a handful of lardons and mix with a homemade thick cheese sauce, using a large scoop place in the centre of a square of ready rolled puff pastry. Fold up the corners to make a parcel, brush with an egg wash and place in a hot oven 200c for 15-20 mins until golden brown and the filling is bubbling! Great hot, just as nice cold the next day in a lunch box!

Another great filling for these is the pampered chef hot broccoli dip recipe, any leftovers work really well in these.

5 comments:

Marie said...

Great idea there Julie! I think a blanket of puff pastry makes everything taste scrummy! xxoo

Ally Lifewithally said...

They look and sound delicious ~ what a good idea for kids snacks ~ Ally x

Mrs M said...

They look so yummy! Will definitely be giving them a try.

Belinda Wood said...

Thanks for this Julie - I have some left over croissant pastry from last night - will make a great lunchbox snack for Jonathan tomorrow - heck he can even make them with me! Belinda x

Teaching Money to Kids said...

those look yummy
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