Goat’s Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Roll-ups

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Goats cheese and red onion marmalade roll-ups

I always used to make my Goats Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade tarts in little pastry cases, or on squares of ready-made Puff Pastry, but I’ve recently started making them differently, and I think these are terrific  – I like them at Christmas time, as a savoury element amongst all the sweet stuff, but they’d also be great for a picnic in the Summer time – give them a go and see what you think :)

EQUIPMENT:

  • Two baking trays, lined with Baking Parchment
  • A sharp knife
  • Pastry brush

INGREDIENTS: to make between 20-24 pieces

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  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees fan.
  • Remove the pastry from the fridge and unroll it carefully.
  • Keep the pastry on its wrapping paper
  • Turn it so that the long edge is in front of you
  • Slice the Goat’s cheese into long fingers, then place half of them on the edge nearest you.
  • Make sure that the cheese goes right out to the edge of the pastry – see picture below.
  • Spread a generous amount of Red Onion marmalade along the pastry; again bringing it right out to the edges.

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  • Once you get to the middle of the pastry sheet, place the second line of Goat’s Cheese, then add another generous layer of Red Onion Marmalade.
  • Leave a 2-3 cm gap at the top of the sheet of pastry – this will allow you to make sure the whole roll is sealed before cooking
  • Brush the gap generously with the beaten egg

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  • Beginning at the side nearest you, and using the lining paper, begin to roll the pastry, with its contents, into a sausage shape. The most difficult bit of this is usually the very beginning. Just take your time, and it will be fine.
  • Roll the whole thing into a sausage, making sure that the seam ends up underneath
  • I often find that it’s best to chill the  whole thing like this for about 20 minutes – it makes the cutting up much easier.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut slices about 1-2 cms thick, and place each one onto the baking paper-covered baking tray

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  • Push each slice into a generally circular shape – this will give them a good shape when cooked.

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  • Brush each slice generously with the beaten egg
  • Cook, at 180 degrees fan, for about 20 minutes – I usually check after about 15 minutes, and swap the trays around on their shelves.
  • When they are nicely browned, remove the trays from the oven, and allow the Roll-ups to cool on the tray until almost cold.
  • Serve, slightly warm, either with a salad for a delicious lunch, or as finger food for a party

NOTES:

  • I make these, and if I’m not using them immediately, I keep them in layers, separated by sheets of baking parchment in a plastic container.
  • Reheat them for about 5-10 minutes in a hot oven before serving.

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I started writing down recipes in an old copybook when I was about 16. With 6 children at home, my Mother was always glad of a hand in the kitchen, and really allowed us to experiment - as long as we washed up afterwards, and left the kitchen immaculate! Having a tidy kitchen has followed me through my life, as has the habit of writing down my favourite recipes; except that these days I write them for my website, and add photographs when I can. The website really started when it occurred to me that my daughter might like to have these recipes when I've forgotten them. In my early days of cooking for family and friends, I used to phone my Mum all the time to ask her for the recipe for some of our favourite family dinners. She rarely had a recipe to hand - I think, like me, she made a lot of it up as she went along.. So welcome to Eating for Ireland - these are the recipes that my friends and family having been eating these past 40 years.. yes, I truly am ancient! They are tried and tested, and have worked for me for all that time - I have updated them as new ingredients became available - I really hope you'll find something that you can make into a family favourite of your own. You don't have to tell anyone where you found these great new dishes that you're serving up - it can be our little secret, but I'd really love it if you could give me a sneaky 'follow' on Facebook and Instagram.. So off you go - have a good rummage around, you're bound to find something new! My sincere thanks to all of you who have found a recipe that you liked and dropped me a line to tell me - I really do love to hear from you! Happy Cooking! Becks xx

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