I admit it – I am absurdly happy every time I harvest some basil leaves from my basil plant that has yet to die under my care. Every time I cook with it I feel a sense of pride – I grew these leaves!
Anyway, I have several sheets of puff pastry in the freezer and decided it was time to put it to good use. Decided for something quick and simple for lunch – a pizza of sorts using puff pastry. Who has the time or the patience to make their own dough? Not I.
Post baking – flaky puff pastry covered with melted cheese, slightly soaked with the juices from the tomatoes. Heaven.
Recipe as follows:
1 sheet puff pastry
- Preheat oven to 200 Celcius.
- Cut sheet of puff pastry in half. Brush with olive oil and place tomatoes, bocconcini, parmesan in a pleasing pattern. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes or until puff pastry is crisp and brown.
- Artfully scatter some basil leaves over the top. Slice into pieces. Eat.
For such a simple recipe, I really enjoyed it. Or perhaps because it was simple.