Savoury Cheese and Onion Puff Pastry Slices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create your own Greggs’ bakes with these savoury cheese and onion puff pastry slices. Easy, cheap, cheerful and ready in 20 minutes. They are perfect served for dinner with chips and peas, or eaten on a summer’s day picnic. 

 

 

 

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These absolutely scrumptious cheese and onion puff pastry slices are ready in 20 minutes.

I live in a country where Greggs doesn’t exist. Well, actually, a place where savoury pies and pasties don’t really exist, either. How on earth have I survived all these years? Don’t get me wrong, the Swedes enjoy a pirogue, the odd burek, and often nosh down on a pie, but pasties and savoury bakes? Nope, nowhere to be found.

 

 

Using ready made pastry

I have to be honest and say that using ready made puff pastry is fairly new to me. Well, I did make some gorgeous blackberry and cream puff pastries a couple of years ago, and around the same time, made my very popular chicken sausage rolls, but for some reason, the thought about making my own savoury bakes never even crossed my mind.

I always like to choose healthier choices when baking (and make things from scratch), but I am just not  prepared to spend all that time creating puff pastry. Plus, there is absolutely no harm in anything in moderation. Considering it takes only 20 minutes to make these cheese and onion puff pastry slices (from start to finish), they are perfect when you get the craving for something simple and savory.

 

 

Can you use any other kind of filling?

I asked Google for some inspiration, and found some cheese and onion bake options, but they included fried onion and mashed potatoes. Will definitely be trying one of those in the future, but I wanted something very quick this time, and frying an onion or making mash was not going to cut it. I still wanted to keep the onion and thought that if I chopped the onion very finely, that would work. And it did.

I love how adaptable they are. I mean, you could literally add whatever you fancy. Next time, I am going to make a spinach and cream cheese version. My beetroot and Greek yoghurt puff was similar, and the combination of flavours was amazing.

If you fancy something sweet, you could use berries, apples, jam, or anything else you like. I have made a Nutella and hazelnut version, and I don’t need to tell you how good that was. 

 

 

What can you eat with these savoury cheese slices?

Talking only from a personal viewpoint, the best way to eat them is slightly warm with tonnes of HP sauce. However, if you want to go all British for the day, whip up some chips (fries) and baked beans to accompany them. Yes, I know. Nothing even slightly nutritious about it, but it’s comfort food at its finest, and everything in moderation.

That being said, I have eaten these both warm and cold. I scoffed three slices on the day I made them. They would be so good as a quick lunch, on a picnic, or even at a buffet or party. 

 

 

Savoury Cheese and Onion Puff Pastry Pie

Servings 6 slices

Ingredients

  • 200g (7 oz) grated strong cheese (I used cheddar)
  • 200g (7 oz) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ small onion (finely chopped)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 2 x 250g (2 x 8¾ oz) ready made puff pastry (see note 1)
  • 1 egg
  • poppy seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220°C (428℉). Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the grated cheese, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onion and salt and pepper together.
  • Roll out one of the pastry sheets on a large oven tray.
  • Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the puff pastry, leaving around a 1½cm (½") edge all the way around.
  • Beat the egg, and brush over the edge all the way around.
  • Take the other sheet of pastry and place it on top.
  • Push down the edges to seal, and then carefully roll over the edges all the way around (see note 2).
  • Once done, press down, and repeat the procedure again. Crimp with a fork, all the way around (this just ensures that the contents remain inside the pastry).
  • Make several scores in the pastry with a sharp knife.
  • Brush the egg all over the top of the pastry, and then sprinkle with poppy seeds (optional).
  • Bake for around 15 minutes, just until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a while.
  • Cut into any size slices you like (I cut mine into 6 large slices) and enjoy it warm or cold.

Notes

  1. Using two sheets of ready made puff pastry meant I could make six large slices. If you don't want to make as many, just cut your pastry sheet in half. 
  2. I like how the edges look when you turn them over. However, you could skip this, and  just crimp or push down with a fork.
 
Please note:
I have converted grams to cups/ounces/tablespoons using online converters. Although I have no reason to believe they are inaccurate, please be aware that I have not made the recipe with imperial measurements.
 

 

 

 

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