Am I the only one who was slightly surprised when The Descendants won best drama in The Golden Globes the other night? Am I also the only one who was very underwhelmed by the gowns worn? What about Ricky Gervais, I wanted to see more of him! Am I alone here, people?
Before we get into the recipe for Olive and Mozzarella Breadsticks, let’s talk about what I did love from The Golden Globes. I loved Martin Scorsese’s win for Hugo. Have you seen this movie? Not only is it a visual masterpiece but it’s a tribute to Georges Melies and the beginnings of film. Having studied Melies and his films throughout my studies meant that I enjoyed this movie that much more – seeing the the history was brought to life. I highly recommend it for everyone, especially families – I feel like children would find it fascinating as well.
Alright, so you now that I have convinced you to see Hugo it’s time to talk about food. I think that breadsticks are a great appetizer for any event whether it be a dinner party, Oscar party or Superbowl party. These breadsticks are different from your typical Parmesan ones; the tang and saltiness from the olives pairs perfectly with the melted velvety mozzarella. These really hit it out of the park and are so easy using frozen puff pastry – I can’t wait to make them again.
Olive and Mozzarella Breadsticks (makes 24)
Recipe by Lou
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg + 1 tsp water
1/2 cup chopped stuffed green olives
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 400.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the puff pastry and brush with egg wash.
Leaving a 1/2 inch border, sprinkle the puff pastry with green olives, cheese and black pepper.
Brush egg wash on the second sheet of puff pastry. Place the second sheet of puff pastry on top of the first sheet. Pressing around the edges to adhere the sheet.
Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut the sheets into 24 thin strips. Picking up by each end, twist the breadsticks and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Be sure to press down the ends of the dough onto the cookie sheet so that the breadsticks keep their shape.
Repeat with remaining dough and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Who’s ready for the Oscar nominations to be announced? I know I am! Check back next week for my third Oscar Party recipe – we’re getting close.