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What Would You Make?

Here's the scenario: You are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.

You have a jar of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, frozen puff-pastry dough, and pesto. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?

To see what I would whip up,

  1. While the puff pastry is thawing, I would finely chop the sun-dried tomatoes. I usually have olives on hand, so I would mince a couple.
  2. I would grate some Parmesan cheese and roll the dough out in a thin square.
  3. Next, I would spread the pesto on top of the dough and sprinkle on the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and olives, covering the entire dough evenly. Then I would top this with the Parmesan cheese.
  4. I would roll the creation up like a jelly roll and set in the freezer for the dough to harden.
  5. Ten to fifteen minutes later I would slice the roll into pieces and bake in the oven.
  6. I would call them pinwheels and serve as a snack with a sparkling rosé.

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RoGo1 RoGo1 9 years
I don't like baking or cooking pesto or sundried tomatoes much. I'd probably slice the puff pastry into fingers, twist, and top with parmigiano, chopped olives, and a little salt, then bake. Then I'd whizz the tomatoes in a food processor and mix with a teeny bit of cream cheese and serve the twists with pesto and creamy tomato as dips. Or rather, as sauces to spoon onto the twists since puff pastry is rather crumbly if you dip it.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I would make little puff pastries filled with feta, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. Delish! Anything with puff pastry is tasty.
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
I would chop the tomatoes and mix them into the pesto. I always have pasta on hand so I would make a bunch of that with the pesto/tomatoes as the sauce. Finally, I would bake the pastry and set out a dish of olive oil and freshly cracked pepper for dipping. :)
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 9 years
86 the pastry and make pasta with pesto sauce with freshly grated parmesan on top and homemade garlic bread with a twist -- sundried tomatoes in the middle!
Powerpuffgirl Powerpuffgirl 9 years
I would make sun-dried tomato pesto palmiers. Pretty much partysugar's pinwheel concept only a different shape. I made these for a friend's birthday party recently and they were a big hit!
I would do pinwheels like mellie. They would be delish!
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm with Kirasha, I'd do a makeshift Bruschetta. Tomatoes are not my favorite at all, but I can deal with sundried ones.
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years
I would make pesto-tomato pinwheels as an appetizer. I would use a sheet of puff pastry. Spread the pesto layer on first and top with chopped sun-dried tomatoes. I would add some parmesan as well if I had that as well. Roll up the pastry and slice into pinwheels and bake. Yummy appetizers!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Liss I'm with you!
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
A mess. I can't cook or bake worth a darn. My husband would create a masterpiece tart or some sort of appetizer! He's a masterful chef (well, at least in our house he is!)
pleasedeleteme pleasedeleteme 9 years
Hmm...a take on Bruschetta, I think: Thaw the dough and roll it. Slice it into thick strips (maybe an inch and a half wide, length variant upon amount of dough). Roughly chop the tomatoes, throw in half a roughly chopped onion, and mix with the pesto. Spoon a dollop of the tomato/pesto mixture onto each strip, spread it out a bit with the spoon, and pop it into the oven until the pastry gets nice and golden and puffy. Pull apart some string cheese and put a thin string or two over the top of each strip once it's out of the oven.
Reese_Riesling Reese_Riesling 9 years
A delicious tarte! Thaw, roll, and dock both sheets of pasrty dough. Spread pesto evenly across dough, staying away from the edges. Distribute sun-dried tomatoes over pesto. Sprinkle with italian cheese of choice, being sure to stay away from edges. Bake until pastry if puffed and cheese is melted. Cut into pieces and serve.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I would go hungry because i hate pesto and sun dried tomatoes :(
verily verily 9 years
I would make a layered tart with sauteed dark greens (w/ pesto mixed in) on the bottom, sundried tomatoes next, then roasted red bell peppers, and goat cheese on top.
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