The summer has come and gone and somehow I let my blog fall by the wayside, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking! The children were home from school for the long summer holiday, so we spent lots of time playing outdoors and packing picnics. So I thought I’d resurrect my blog with some of the recipes we attempted during the holiday.
There are only so many ham sandwiches one can eat, so I was looking for easy picnic food that the children would enjoy and could help to prepare themselves. One of the most popular recipes was my cheese and pesto rolls, which also makes a great snack at a party too.
To make, simply buy some pre-rolled puff pastry, flatten it out and then use a palette knife to smother in good quality pesto, although the jars of pesto tend to work better than very fresh as they are less oily. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and roll up carefully, from the shorter end. Take a sharp knife and carefully cut slices, trying not to squash the pastry too much. Then place on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 15 mins. They are cooked when the pastry starts to brown slightly and the cheese bubbles up. Leave to cool and pack for picnics wrapped in baking paper, or enjoy anytime!