Thursday, December 29, 2011
Easy, Child Friendly New Years Party Food
Brie en Croute
1 wheel of Brie cheese
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, defrosted in the refrigerator over night
1/4 cup of your favorite jam (I used some guava jam)
1 egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon of water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place Brie in the center of one pastry sheet. Spread the top of the cheese with jam.
Fold the pastry over the cheese, making sure it is sealed. Smooth the pastry with your fingers. You may use the second pastry sheet to cut out decorative pieces, using cookie cutters, to stick to the top of the Brie en Croute. The pastry is sticky enough that no water is needed to stick the dough together. Brush entire thing with egg wash. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Let rest for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with apple slices and crackers.
Homemade Chex Mix
Fresh grapes, baby carrots, and celery sticks
Sandwich roll-ups, sliced, and screwed with stick pretzels
Place tortilla with cheese in the microwave for about 45 seconds, before adding the other sandwich fillings. This will made the tortilla easier to roll. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through the slice of roll-up, to make it easier to add the pretzel.