I am sure everyone will all be heading on a day trip at some stage or another during the summer hols and there is nothing like packing an impromptu picnic and having a gorgeous lunch al fresco, be on the beach or in a little scenic area in the heart of country! I do have fond memories of riverside picnics when I was younger and also how fabulous the weather seemed to be during the school holidays!! Big changes on that front now unfortunately :( Anyhow here is a simple savoury recipe for these little hand bites that pack a gorgeous punch to any outdoor lunch. Galettes are a French term used for a variety of flat round cakes made from flaky pastry. I loved them whilst holidaying in France made with sweet apples but the savoury combination works equally well also! Here is my version adapted from The Picnic Book by Annie Bell ...
Makes about 6
10 oz puff pastry (ready rolled from freezer)
jar red pesto or dijon mustard if you prefer
10 oz cherry tomatoes
1 medium egg yolk blended with 1tbsp of water
30g torn mozarella and 30g finely shaved parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 200 c and roll out the pastry on a lightly floured board. Cut out 6 circles with a plate as a guide and spread the pesto or mustard in the centre, stopping about 2 cm before the rim. I ruffled the edges of mine to make a definite border. Place the cherry tomatoes on top, brush the rim with the eggwash. Then sprinkle the parmesan and sliced mozerella cheese on top. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 mins in oven.
Place in in your box when cool and pack with a lovely side salad for the picnic. You can adapt this recipe to suit the kids also with whatever ingredients you wish!
Hope you all enjoy some sunshine in your lives today:)