Puff Pastry Egg Bake
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- finely chopped veggies – onions, spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and chives, for example
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the single sheet of puff pastry to a square. Cut into quarters, and lightly score the edges about an inch or so apart.
- Place the puff pastry squares on a cookie sheet (parchment paper, non-stick spray, or a silicone mat will work on your cookie sheet). Bake for 15 minutes until the dough is golden.
- Remove the squares from the oven and use a spoon to flatten the middle of the squares.
- Add a quarter of the shredded cheese, and then top with bite-sized veggies of your choice. Anything will work here that you'd normally put in an omelet – tomatoes, onions, spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms. Leave enough space to crack an egg on top of the cheese and veggies so that the egg will stay on the center of the square. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper to taste. Repeat for all four.
- Bake the egg-topped pastries in the oven again for about 20 minutes for a soft yolk.
After making the Pear Ginger Tart recently, I had some extra puff pastry left over and wanted to try something different! This egg bake is an ideal recipe right now because so many places are dealing with shortages of various items at the grocery store, and we have a general lack of being able to run out to the store as needed for an item here or there. You can make puff pastry from scratch instead of buying at the store and you can add pretty much any vegetables that you have on hand to your eggs. I used shredded cheddar cheese, spinach, and onions for this version. The spices are very flexible too – I used salt, pepper, and thyme for this, but you can use basil, oregano, and/or garlic too.
Also, the tea I made with my breakfast is a daily blend I love – a half and half mix of nettles and mullein. I add a little honey and sometimes a splash of coconut milk. Nettle tea is good for just about everyone, for nearly every body system! And mullein is known for helping to ease chronic respiratory problems. Of course, be sure to check with a doctor or pharmacist and ask if herbs are safe to consume if you’re already taking any prescription medications.
I buy bulk herbs from Smile Herb Shop and the prices and quality are the best I’ve found. If you’re in the DC area I highly suggest going to their little shop in person because it is the best environment! The store is in an old house with a huge garden. You can buy potted plants and seedlings, books, all sorts of natural health products and bulk herbs, jewelry, crystals, teas, incense, and more. If you can’t go in person, you can shop from their website. I started going to Smile Herb (which in my family we’ve been calling Smile Happy Herb for the longest) when I was 14…so I think being a customer of 20+ years is a testament to how wonderful they are! 🙂