I don’t always celebrate this arbitrary food holidays, but National Cheese Lover’s Day is just one I couldn’t ignore.
Cheese danishes are a favorite of mine. Whenever we find ourselves somewhere with a spread of pastries, I always snatch up the cheese one before anyone can take it on me. Knowing how ridiculously easy it is to make them at home? Really dangerous.
Are you ready for Halloween? We’re in full Halloween mode here. We’ve had trunk or treats the last two nights, and more fun planned for next week – but we’re getting slammed by a nor’easter this weekend so we’re taking it slower.
Which means it’s the perfect weekend for a fun, festive breakfast.
When Sue of Palatable Pastime suggested doing a #DeadAndBreakfast event, I was all in. Combining breakfast and Halloween? How can you go wrong!
These festive pastries are scrambled eggs with spinach and Mozzarella wrapped up in puff pastry. The spinach gives the eggs the fun green color, but if you’re not a fan you could always leave them yellow – or use a little food coloring.
Breakfast Mummy Pastries (a Kate’s Recipe Box original) Serves 8
9 eggs, divided
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 package puff pastry sheets
1 tsp. water
16 sliced olives
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly beat 8 of the eggs.
In a blender, combine the heavy cream and spinach until thoroughly pureed. Whisk into the eggs.
In a large skillet, scramble the eggs. At the end, stir in the cheese to melt.
Unroll the puff pastry onto a cutting board and cut each square into 6 rectangles – 12 total.
Lay out 8 of the rectangles on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cut the remaining 4 into strips. Top each rectangle with the eggs, then use the puff pastry strips to create a mummy-wrap pattern over top of them, pressing the edges into the bottom puff pastry to seal.
Beat the remaining egg with water and brush over the top of the pastry. Add olive eyes.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until puff pastry is golden. Serve immediately.