Corniottes--Savory Cheese Pastries (Burgundy, France)
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
- 2 cups fromage blanc or 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1⁄4 cup creme fraiche or 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup coarsely grated gruyere or 1 cup swiss-type cheese
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb puff pastry
- If using fromage blanc, pour it into a cheesecloth-lined stainer, set over a bowl and chill for at least 8 hours.
- Mix the prepared fromage blanc (or ricotta) with the crème fraiche (or sour cream), 3/4 cup of the Gruyere and one of the eggs. Add salt and pepper and set aside.
- Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface. Cut into rounds about 5 inches in diameter.
- Transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper and prick them all over with a fork. Chill for 15 minutes or until firm.
- Beat the other egg in a small bowl and brush around the edges of each round. Drop some filling into the center of each round and pull up the edges to make a triangular shape. Take care not to let any of the filling get on the part of the pastry with the egg wash, or it won't stick well.
- Put back in the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes (this prevents them from opening during baking).
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake until lightly browned (15 minutes or so). Now sprinkle with the remaining Gruyerele. Bake another 5 to 10 minutes or until the Gruyere melts and starts to brown.
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