Friday, 29 March 2013

Sweet and Savory Brie Puff Pastry Cake Recipe



So you guys may remember seeing this photo, from my post about my grandma's birthday dinner:
Were you curious about what I was carrying in my hands?
Well you should be, because what you see in that picture above is the yummiest, tastiest, easiest appetizer I have ever encountered
So here is my recipe for my Brie Puff Pastry
If you love cheese, flaky crust, and sweet and savory flavors, then this recipe is for you

Your Ingredients:
♥ A roll of Brie: I used the extra jumbo 1kg roll, but you can use whatever size you want, depending on how many people you are serving, and how many other appetizers you are planning to have. This giant 1kg roll is enough to serve 10 people
♥ 6 Tenderflake Patty Shells: You can try to make your own pastry dough, but that would seriously up the difficulty of this recipe
♥ *6 Heaping Spoonfulls of Brown Sugar: Yum
♥ *A couple handfuls of Pecans: Optional
♥ *A couple handfuls of Cranberries: Optional

*This recipe is very flexible... These are just guidelines
Add as much or as little as you think suits your tastes
**I have also neglected to include that you need cooking oil, flour, and all that basic stuff... because I'm assuming that if you're in a kitchen then you'll have these ingredients

This dish can be prepared earlier in the day, and then baked right before your guests arrive... But if you are planning on serving it right away, then preheat your oven to 365 degrees C  
Take off any rings you may be wearing...
Here is mine all covered in dough and flour :)
Alright, first gather up the Tender Flake, some flour (I used whole wheat), and a rolling pin
Cover your rolling pin and work station in flour to make everything less sticky
Start rolling out three of the six pastry shells, doing your best to keep their circular shape
If your circle looks more like a blob, no worries! It doesn't have to be perfect
Roll out the dough nice and thin (about 1mm in thickness I believe)
Your circle should be about 14 inches in diameter
Again, it doesn't have to be perfect, just do your best
Now you can leave the dough alone for a moment, and turn your attention to your cheese
Grab a big knife, and cut your cheese in half... it's a lot harder than you think it is
Once your done with that, place one cheese half onto the center of your your dough circle
Dump your six heaping spoonfuls of brown sugar onto your cheese... it seems like a lot, but you'll need a generous amount covering the entire surface of the cheese
Once you are done with the sugar, evenly distribute your cranberries 
Throw on some pecans, or whatever you want really
Put the two cheese half's back together
Start wrapping the cheese in the dough
 Press down the pieces of dough as you go to flatten them
The dough shouldn't be large enough to cover the entire roll of cheese, so don't worry if yours doesn't
Do your best not to rip the pastry dough
Woah, too many hands there
Press down the dough all around the cheese, just to get it all secure
Put the cheese aside and grab the other three pastry shells
Roll it out just like the last three rolls
Once you are done, place the cheese in the center of the dough (like the last time), except this time, place the ugly, doughless part of the cheese facing down
Now you can wrap the dough around the cheese again
Once you finish wrapping the dough around the cheese, flip it over to its nice smooth side and sprinkle some olive oil ontop
Use a pastry brush (aka. a basting brush) to cover the entire surface of the roll in a thin layer of oil
I prepared mine pretty early in the day, so I covered my brie in some saran wrap and left it in the fridge
About 1 hour before your guests arrive, place it in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 365 degrees C
That way it has time to cool off, but it's still warm and gooey
Puff!
And there you go
Alrighty, I have to go now
I am writing this in class at 11:30am, I haven't had breakfast yet, and this post is making my mouth water!!
I think my stomach is eating itself so I'll have to say goodbye for today!
Have a super weekend, happy Easter, I'll see you guys next week

♥ Olivia

42 comments:

  1. Great job darling!!!!!
    Nice blog!
    Would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Awe, thank you so much! :)
      And absolutely!

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  2. Just FWDed this to my best friend as her and her mom love baking cakes and are always looking for something different! You're so talented, housewife-like ;}. Thanks for sharing!

    XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

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    1. Thank you so much! That may be one of the nicest compliments I've ever received
      Thanks for checking it out
      xo

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  3. Wow the cake looks so delicious ! Happy B-day to Your Grandma :) ...would You like to follow each other on GFC , Bloglovin' and Facebook Dear ? please just check my blog and let me know :)

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    1. Thanks! I'll let her know :)
      I checked out your blog, love it!
      xo

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  4. yummie....!!!Amzing post!!!Love your blog..Great recipe btw...I'll give it a try myself)Following u immediately..:) Follow me back?:P

    xxx

    Angie

    P.S:chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Let me know how it goes :) I hope you find it as yummy as I do!
      Your blog is so cute! Following ASAP :)
      xo

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  5. This looks delicious ;) Thanks for your nice comment,of course we can follow each other.I follow on GFC and now it is your turn ;)

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    1. Thank you! It is :)
      Following :)

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  6. Thank You Dear :) following You on GFC :) Could You give me the link to Your Bloglovin' ? as I didn't find it :/

    have a great Sunday ! :)

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  7. Wow! That one looks delicious...

    Want to follow each other?:)

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    1. Love your blog!
      following you :)
      xo

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  8. Thanks for visit and comment my blog..

    Yours are amazing.. and yes, I follow you.. follow back??

    Greetings!

    :)

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    1. Following your blog! I love all the fashion posts, so cute!
      xo

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  9. Wow! You look so pretty and that freaking looks delicious!!!

    thanks for the comment in my blog. :)
    I'm following now, hope you follow back :)
    http://beatricemalveda.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much :) Had to look nice for my grandma's b-day ;)
      :* thanks for the follow!
      xo

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  10. Thanks for the comment on my blog) Lviv beautiful! I live in the city of Donetsk. Of course let's follow each other), I am your new follower. I'm waiting for you)
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    1. It is! I've never been to Donetsk but it looks lovely too!
      Following you now too :)
      xo

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  11. hi sweetie..
    awww it looks delicious! i will try to make it.
    honey, of course we can follow each other. im following you on GFC. now its your turn sweetie. notice me when you done.
    kisses

    dian-ajeng.blogspot.com

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    1. If you do make it, let me know how it turns out!
      Excited to follow eachother <3
      xo

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  12. You look so cute when you're proudly carrying your cake, haha! It looks delicious and I'm sure it tasted the same way. I'm looking forward to your next posts. :)

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    1. Hahaha, I was pretty stoked on contributing to dinner ;)!
      Thank you :)

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  13. thank you so much for your visit! now folowing your great inspirational blog! this recipe looks divine!
    wishes of a very sweet and enlighted Easter!

    kisses ,
    Aida
    from
    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com

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    1. It's pretty tasty ;)
      Thank you so much! That's such a nice compliment
      xo

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  14. It looks so good! I have to try it myself!
    Would you like to follow each other on gfc? Let me know :)
    X, Lynn

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    1. Let me know how it goes... I think it's so so yummy :)
      Excited to follow each other :*
      xo

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  15. hi hun thanks for stopping by on my blog..of course we can follow.each other..follo
    wng.u already..by the.way u make.me.feel.so hungry right now right now.with those mouth watering food.yum yum! ill wait.for.u.on my blog hun.

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    1. I was getting hungry writing it!
      Thank you so much for the kind words :)
      xo!

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  16. I love love love this! Thanks for sharing! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog and (if you like) following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      Thanks for leaving your URL, I always love finding a nice fashion blog :*
      xo

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  17. mmmm


    Im your new follower :) check out my blog and follow back if u like, u can like my FB page as well :)

    http://embui-fashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Mmm is right ;)!
      Thank you for the follow! I'll check out your blog ASAP :)
      xo

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  18. wow this sounds delicious, thanks for the recipe tutorial

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    1. Your welcome! Glad you liked it
      xo

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  19. Thanks for sharing the breakfast recipe. The cake looks delicious. It makes me hungry.
    XOXO.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Your new friend.
    http://4girlsinvogue.blogspot.com

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    1. I makes me soooo hungry too! Thanks so much for your nice words!
      xo

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