A simple supper makes for a relaxing change to the roast dinner I quite often bake on a Sunday evening. Every now and then, I simply don't feel like the full production so I make something much easier and with a lot less washing up! On the Sunday just passed, I made these quick and delicious parcels filled with different cheeses and grated zucchini. Mmm...
Scrumptious Cheesy Parcels
These parcels are filled with delicious ingredients, baked in the oven until golden and brown and can be served up with salad or baked beans or soup. They are easy to make and even easier to eat. You don't even need cutlery if you serve them up with just a little pot of sauce or chutney for company. (You will need a napkin though!)
Loosely following Susan Austin's recipe, from her fantastic cookbook, Frost Bite: Freezer Recipes for Toddlers to Teenagers, I made them like this:
Mix together 180g fresh ricotta, 1 grated large zucchini, 1 egg, 60g parmesan and 60g tasty cheese.
(I grate zucchini onto an old tea towel first, fold it up and squeeze out all excess moisture.)
Defrost 3 sheets ready-made puff pastry. Cut each sheet into 9 little squares.
Place spoonfuls of cheesy ricotta mixture in centres of half of these pastry squares.
Lay the remaining pastry squares over the tops of those with filling on them.
Press around four sides of each parcel to enclose filling and seal.
Cut a slit in top of each pastry parcel.
You can then brush with egg/milk wash if you wish (but I don't bother).
Bake in a hot oven until puffed and golden. Yum!
You can make your cheesy parcels a bit fancier by adding extra ingredients to the filling if you wish. You could add fresh herbs, finely chopped spring onion or little pieces of semi-dried tomato. And, if there are any leftover (which invariably there are not at our place), you can enjoy them for lunch the next day.
What do you make when you just want a simple Sunday supper?