This is one of those very easy and delicious party favourites. I have been making them for years and they always seem to be a hit with everyone. As I am a huge fan of substitution, if you don't like black olives, don't hesitate to substitute them out for something else. You could change this up and just do a mix of bell peppers and it would be just as nice. I do love black olives, though, and I find this mix quite nice.
Makes 16 appetizer servings
1 sheet of puff pastry (apprx 250 grams)
1 large red pepper, cleaned, seeded and roughly chopped
½ cup black olives, roughly chopped
1 small ball of mozzarella cheese, roughly sliced
Olive oil to drizzle
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a flat baking tray, put the peppers and drizzle over a little olive oil. Toss them around the pan until they are all evenly spread out. Bake for about 30 minutes or until peppers are soft and slightly scorched. It is very important not to leave them in the oven too long, or they will have a burn taste. Not desired!
Remove the peppers from the oven and in a medium sized bowl stir together the peppers, chopped olives, fresh basil and another drizzle of olive oil. Set aside.
Roll out you pastry and cut into 16 mini squares. Place all the squares on a greased baking tray. Then on the top of each square place about a tablespoon of the mixture. Return to oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until you notice the pastry has puffed up and looks golden. Remove from oven and immediately place a slice of mozzarella on each square. Serve immediately
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