One day, after experimenting with puff pastry, I had a desire to make something savory out of it. I had some cheese left and plenty of garlic, and thus, my garlic-mozzarella puffs were born.
I had no expectations going into this, but the end result was so delicious that I had to share this recipe. I looked up some sort of savory garlic croissant recipe for reference and I found this one. Here’s what I did:
- 4 x 4 inches of puff pastry, or enough for 3 pieces of pastry
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic or garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon crumbled Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon oregano
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the puff pastry into pairs of your favorite shapes. In a bowl, put the butter, garlic, and oregano and microwave for 20 seconds. On one cut portion of the puff pastry, put some mozzarella cheese and butter-garlic mix. Cover this portion with another piece, and roll it to desired shape. Cover with more butter-garlic and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Put it in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until it reaches a golden brown color.
Before you taste this, your sense of smell will taste you. This recipe fills the house with a delicious buttery and garlic smell. Once ready, I suggest dipping it into some marinara sauce.
The mozzarella cheese makes the puff creamy! It’s a great lunch or dinner food, and certainly a great snack for guests. Impress them with this original idea or just indulge by yourself. Cheers!