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PUBLISHED: 13:44 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:55 17 December 2018

Saint Agur Puff Pastry Canapés

Saint Agur Puff Pastry Canapés

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French cheese doesn't just have to be saved for the cheeseboard, why not experiment with canapés too?

Saint Agur Puff Pastry Canapés

Get the party started with these crowd-pleasing canapés made with Saint Agur, a blue cheese from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France.

Makes 8

Ingredients

2 sheets of puff pastry

125g Saint Agur cheese

1 pear

1 egg

Runny honey

Fresh rosemary

Method

Cut each sheet of pastry into four squares and make a groove with your finger at the centre of each piece.

Cut the pear into thin slices, top the puff pastry with the slices.

Spread small chunks of Saint Agur over each slice.

Whisk your egg and then brush each canapé with the mix. Bake at 180C for about 10 minutes until the pastry is puffed and golden.

Drizzle with a little honey and decorate with a sprig of rosemary.

Mini Croque Madame with Saint Agur

Mini Croque Madame with Saint AgurMini Croque Madame with Saint Agur

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Makes 8

Ingredients

4 slices of toasted bread

4 slices of ham

125g Saint Agur cheese

50g butter

8 quail eggs

Method

Remove the crusts from each slice of toast.

Top two slices of the toast with a layer of cheese, the ham and then another layer of cheese.

Add the other two slices of bread on top, pressing together to seal.

Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the sandwiches until golden and crispy.

Fry the quail eggs into small, round fried eggs.

Cut each sandwich into four squares with a sharp knife and top the sandwiches with the fried eggs.

Saint Agur Mini Muffins

A mouthwatering mix of sweet and savoury, these mini muffins are quick and easy to make.

Saint Agur Mini MuffinsSaint Agur Mini Muffins

Makes 24

Ingredients

1 egg

250ml milk

50ml olive oil

250g wheat flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

100g Saint Agur cheese

30g dried cranberries

30g walnuts

Method

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Stir the eggs, milk and oil together in a bowl.

Stir the flour, salt and baking soda together in another bowl.

Stir the wet and dry ingredients together with a spoon to make a consistent and smooth dough. Stir chopped cranberries and walnuts into the dough mixture.

Distribute the dough evenly into 24 small muffin cases and make a groove in the middle of each muffin, fill with a small square of Saint Agur.

Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes and then serve warm.

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