Roasted red pepper & feta bites

With the festive season fast approaching it’s lovely to kick back and relax with a glass of fizz and some yummy nibbles. I’ve been experimenting with creating some vegetarian snacks and I’m pretty pleased with how these came out – they even got the thumbs up from my little one who is a tough critic at the best of times!

1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry
200g block of feta cheese
2 red peppers
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
A small cup of milk for brushing
Poppy or sesame seeds to decorate

Preheat your oven to 200oc
Cut your peppers into strips, coat with a little vegetable oil and roast in pre-heated oven for around 20mins
Once your peppers are cooked leave to cool slightly, then cut into small pieces and add to a bowl
Crumble in your feta, add oregano and mix well to combine
Lay out your pastry flat width-wide on your worktop and cut into 8 squares
Add a spoonful of mixture along the middle of each square , edge to edge.
Fold the square in half and firmly press the edges together to join
Turn the pastry over cut into your desired size of bites (they will rise a little in the oven)
Repeat with the remaining mixture and pastry squares.
Arrange your bites on a pre-lined baking tray with a little space between each one, brush with a little milk and top with poppy seeds.
Bake in the oven for around 12-15mins until golden.

Makes about 16 bites

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