Recipe

Blue cheese and walnut pastries

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 20 Item
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Ingredients

Blue cheese and walnut pastries
  • 2/3 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 150 gram creamy blue cheese, crumbled
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 100 gram butter, melted

Method

Blue cheese and walnut pastries
  • 1
    Preheat oven to hot, 200°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, combine dates, walnuts and blue cheese.
  • 3
    Work with 1 sheet of filo at a time, keeping the others covered with a clean tea towel to prevent them drying out. Brush with butter, top with another sheet. Brush with butter. Cut into 5 strips lengthways.
  • 4
    Place 1 tablespoon of date mixture into the lower left and corner of the pastry strip. Fold over right to left to form a triangle, then keep folding to end of strip, retaining triangular shape. Arrange on oven tray.
  • 5
    Repeat with remaining pastry, butter and filling. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crisp and golden.

Notes

Makes 20 You can make these ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap and chill until required. Bake when ready to serve.

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