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Nika's Culinaria - Eat With Your Eyes: Brie and puff pastry - basil - lime

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Brie and puff pastry - basil - lime

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Brie, basil, and lime pastry triangles

Ingredients:

Pastry dough sheets

Egg wash:
1 whole egg
1 tablespoon of water
Pinch of salt

Stuffing:
Fresh Basil leaves
Sliced lime wedgelets
Brie slices (rectangles to fit size of triangle)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Make egg wash first and let it sit about 30 minutes. Simply whisk egg, salt, and water to well mixed.

Roll a pastry sheet a bit thinner than what you get when it comes out of the package, perhaps 1/8th of an inch. Slice dough into triangle shapes. Do not make it bigger than a mouth full or else the first bite will lead to flakes everywhere. Put on greased parchment or foil. Brush well with egg and pop in oven, cover with foil. Watch triangles for desired golden brown color. Remove foil if not browning without bottom burning.

Allow to cool and then, using a sharp knife, pry the triangle open. These would be great for many types of filling, up to your creativity.

Put a basil leaf on bottom slice (cut to size), place a brie slice on top (cut to size of triangle), place top of triangle, garnish with sliced lemon wedgelet.

Enjoy!

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