Winner '11: Vanessa Mifsud

Mediterranean Bites

Mediterranean Bites
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 leek
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 400g pastry dough (any leftover pastry, pizza or bread dough)
  • 4 tbsp green pesto
  • 12-16 Horgan's Calabrian Sundried Tomatoes
  • 125g Horgan's Black Olives, sliced

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the leek for 3-4 minutes until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Trim the pastry into two squares and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Brush over the pesto, leaving a 2cm border around the edges.
  3. Layer the leek, Horgan's Calabrian Sundried Tomatoes and Black Olives and roll up each pastry like a Swiss roll.
  4. Slice each roll into six pieces and place in lightly-oiled cupcake tins. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and puffed.

Vanessa Mifsud

"The smell of these rolls while baking is so warm and comforting. The sundried tomatoes and black olives remind me of warm Mediterranean summers. If I close my eyes, I can see myself at home in Malta enjoying these Mediterranean bites with a glass of chilled white wine, with a soft sea breeze!"

Per Serving 117kcals, 4.1 fat (0.8g saturated), 17.8g carbs, 2.8g sugars, 2.7g protein, 1.2g fibre, 0.5g sodium

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