Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Fennel and Feta cheese in puff pastry

3 comments Sep 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

I discovered this at the German blog of my fellow blogger kochessenz, which means as much as the essence of cooking. I had never tried the combination of fennel and Feta cheese, but it sounded tempting.
I also liked the idea that it was very easy to do.

This dish is great as a snack meal but also perfect as finger food at a party. Alternatively one can bake it with a muffin tray.

Preparation: 10 minutes

baking time: 20 minutes

difficulty: easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of frozen puff pastry
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 10 olives
  • 2 table spoons of capers
  • 100 gram of feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

Remove the puff pastry from the package and let it defrost.

Slice the fennel and the onion very finely and put into a bowl. Add the pitted and chopped olives and the chopped capers.

Cube the Feta Cheese, chop the garlic finely and add both to the vegetables. Season with some pepper.

Mix the veggies well.

Lay out the dough and cut it with a circular form. Lay half of the dough out on a baking paper on a tray. Place a spoon full of filling on top of each piece of dough. Cover then the filling with a blank piece of dough. Press carefully together at the edges.
Apply some egg to the pastry using a brush. Then bake the pastry for 20 Minutes in the 200 degree Celsius preheated oven.

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  1. A scrumptious combination! Mouthwatering.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. nice! i am so curious about the fennel and feta now – i will have to try this out – thanks!

  3. I never really worked with fennel before. But I did try your candied fennel bread – which i loved! so i will trying this version too! thanks!

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