Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wewalka | Mediterranean Envelopes

This is a sponsored post.  I received compensation and product samples in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

After a long day at work, I usually don't have much time to come up with a complicated dinner. Sometimes Jake has a night class and it's just me eating dinner.  So, I prefer recipes that don't take more than 20 minutes and don't require more than ~10 ingredients.  I found this recipe for Mediterranean Filled Envelopes on the Wewalka site and knew it would be a perfect one for me to try on my own. Sometimes when we get Blue Apron deliveries, I really feel like those recipes take 2 people because they are more complicated and require a lot of prep work. Jake says it feels like a fire drill sometimes.  This recipe, on the other hand is super easy and really quite delicious and totally do-able for one person to make. You could add a small side salad and have a couple of these for dinner. 

Mediterranean Filled Envelopes 

What you'll need:

  • 1 package Wewalka refrigerated puff pastry
  • 1/2 green, 1/2 yellow and 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • egg wash
  • 3 oz. pitted black olives
  • 5 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper 

Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Brown sesame seeds in a dry pan over low heat.

Step 3: Unroll the puff pasty onto a baking sheet (keep it on the parchment paper). Using a knife, cut into six squares. 

Step 4: For the filing, mix the feta, peppers, olives and honey in a bowl.  Season with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute in the middle of each square. 

Step 5: Brush edges of dough with a small amount of water, then fold all four corners inward and then pinch in the middle to close each "envelope". 

Step 6: Brush the envelopes with egg wash and then sprinkle with the browned sesame seeds. 

Step 7: Bake the envelopes for 15 minutes or until golden brown and slightly puffy. 

Step 8: Serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy! 

These are perfect as a quick appetizer or part of a meal. I really can't remember the last time I cooked with puff pastry... maybe one other time in my life? But don't be intimated by it.  This product is very easy to cook or bake with and can be used for a variety of recipes. I am really pushing myself out of my cooking comfort zone and I kinda like it.

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