A few months ago (gosh how did that happen?!) a group of us who hadn’t seen each other for ages got together to catch up over what can only be described as a feast! (I bought the hostess some flowers, naturally…)
Roasted Duck lasagna, homemade crunchy coleslaw, homemade baked cheesecake, the feast goes on! Our friend Jossie knocked all this up after coming home from a morning full of lectures, oh yeah she’s studying to become a Doctor, there is no end to this girls talents!
But it was the starter that caught my eye the most so, I asked if I could put it up on Ria’s Ideas. She was a little apprehensive at first, worried that her secret as a fraud ‘hostess with the mostess’ would be out because it may look fancy but it really is very simple.
What you’ll need to serve 6 as a starter –
- One roll of Jus Roll puff pastry
- One jar of onion marmalade or jam (FYI Sainsbury’s do a good one)
- Roughly 200g Camambert, or if you prefer another soft cheese go for it, sliced into small chunks
- Roughly 200g goats cheese, crumbled
- Half a red onion, sliced
- A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Parchment paper
- Baking tray
Line your large baking tray with parchment paper. On top of this, roll out the whole sheet of jus roll puff pastry.
With a spoon, spoon out a few dollops of your onion marmalade onto the pastry and smear a thick layer all over, leaving a little clear around the edges.
Next sprinkle your red onion all over.
Then the two cheeses, and finish with dotting your fresh rosemary all over.
Place in a pre heated oven of 180 and cook for 20 mins or until the pastry is golden and your cheeses have melted.
Look at how gloriously googy and gorgeous it looks fresh from the oven. And the smell, was to die for. A great welcome for the guests as they were arriving!
Honestly these babies aredevoured them in a matter of minutes! Simply cut up into square slices and enjoy! Beware the melted cheese can be hotter than the sun!
After consuming our body weight in amazing grub, we then played a game which is a mixture of Pictionary and wildlife education, I’ll explain another time! And look what our table looked like during the game, what a mess, a sign of a fab night!