Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cooking with Pinterest

I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to food. And it's a little ridiculous. I'm talking over 300 pins. But I've actually taken the initiative to make some of these delicacies. Like the one I made tonight, Baked Monte Cristo sandwiches. They were SO easy and SO delicious! Seriously hit the spot.

I modified some ingredients to give it a more specialized taste.

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Recipe by Pepperidge Farm

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 8 thin slices deli Black Forest ham (I used an organic brand that had no nitrates)
  • 4 slices deli Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces) (I used Gruyere Swiss - AMAZING)
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Pure maple syrup (I used Blackberry Preserves instead)

    1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
    2. Sprinkle the flour on the work suface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square.  Cut into 4 (6-inch) squares.  Brush the edges of the pastries with the egg mixture.
    3. With a corner of 1 pastry facing you, place 2 slices ham and 1 slice cheese on the bottom half of the pastry.  Fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle and press the edges to seal.  Crimp the edges with a fork.  Repeat with the remaining pastries.  Brush the pastries with the egg mixture.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.
    4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Sprinkle the pastries with the confectioners' sugar.  Serve with the maple syrup.
    5. Easy Substitution: For a savory twist, serve with Dijon-style mustard instead of the maple syrup.

They may not beat the ones at Disneyland's Blue Bayou recipe, but they are pretty amazing! I had attempted to do the latter, sadly they did not come out as good!


  1. Oh my, that looks absolutely delicious! Must try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. wow, your incredible girl! i have a bunch of food pinned on pinterest but it's more for the fact that the food looks good. there is NO way i would be able to replicate it, ha
    xo TJ