Flaky Pizza Snails

These are so yummy and if you use store bought puff pastry, they are a snap to prepare and you can probably whip them up with things you have in the pantry. They’re also a great way to use up any leftover deli meats and cheese.

This is more of a guide than a recipe as you can easily personalise them to your preferences.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Take a sheet of puff pastry (I used Borg’s Butter Puff)
Spread it with tomato paste or my favourite: Ajvar, which is a spread made from capsicums and eggplants
Scatter over some ripped up ham, pineapple and cheese. Sprinkle over some of your favourite herbs. I use Basil and Thyme.
Leave a 2 inch strip of pastry bare at the top.
Roll up starting at the bottom and carefully cut into 8 sections. Place on their sides on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Eat warm or cold.

You could also use salami and capsicum instead. Or Vegemite and cheese.

Or you could make them sweet. Skip the tomato paste and cheese and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the pastry and then scatter chopped apples, sultanas and walnuts over it. Yum!

This is the apple and walnut version

Front: apple, cinnamon and walnut
Middle: salami and capsicum
Far back: ham and pineapple
All ready for the oven

 

Frozen Fruit Ice Blocks

Hot Hot Hot! I love summer but the heat can get a bit much sometimes. Especially when you can’t spend the whole day lazing about on the beach.

Pictures of these ice blocks with frozen fruit in them have been making the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest and I just had to try them. They look amazing and they can be made quite healthy. They are just the right thing for this heat and they are really easy to make.

Approved by my very own independent testers :)

Place a few slices of your favourite fruit in your icy pole moulds. I used kiwi fruits, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. But anything goes. Try to place the colourful ones along the side walls so they will be visible. Fill the moulds with your favourite juice. Clearer juices work best because you can see the fruit better. I used Nudie Juice’s “Nothing but 20 apples” which is a cloudy apple juice. Or you could use cordial.
Freeze for a few hours or until set. Enjoy

My kids loved these.