En Croute is a food that has been wrapped in pastry dough and then baked in the oven. Traditionally, the type of pastry used for making Pâté en Croute is a simple straight pastry dough called pâte à pâté, or pâté pastry. But today, puff pastry is frequently used for most en croute recipes.
By Sawsan Abu Farha
- Puff pastry squares
- 2 cups grated string cheese (you can use paneer, feta, halloumi or cheddar here too)
- ¼ cup chopped parsley leaves
- For the egg wash
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- Beat the egg with the vinegar, this will be your egg wash.
- Mix the grated cheese with the parsley
- I used pre-cut puff pastry squares but you can use a sheet of puff pastry and roll it out thinly and then cut it into squares
- Brush the tops with egg wash
- Place a heaped tablespoon of the filling in the center of each square
- Fold on corner onto the one across from it diagonally
- Use a fork to seal the edges
- Brush each turnover with egg wash.
- Put each turnover onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 15- 20 minutes at 425F/220C/Gas mark 6 or until the turniovers are golden brown.
Passionate food explorer Sawsan Abu Farha lives in Jordan and enjoys mixing east and west in her kitchen aiming to get the best of both worlds.Juggling work, motherhood, blogging and a passion for food and food photography, she shares her journey in her blog "Chef in disguise".