This super quick and easy recipe is great for a last minute party treat that will wow guests. The dish also makes a great starter with a cool slaw, or a main course served with a rich ratatouille or steamed vegetables.
Swap the Stilton for feta for a milder flavour, or Cheddar if you’re not a fan of blue cheese.
Throw in a handful of chopped walnuts before cooking, too, to add a nutty flavour that goes so well with Stilton.
Can be eaten hot or cold.
Serves six as party food, three as a starter or main course
Pre-heat oven to 200-220C, Gas Mark 6-7, 400-425F
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1 Stick of Celery
- 100 grammes of Stilton, or cheese of your choice
- 330 grammes, 1 Packet of Ready-Made Frozen Pastry
- Egg or milk, for sealing and washing
- 1. Gently fry the onion in a heavy-bottomed frying pan, with a spray of non-stick oil or splash of olive oil. Add an occasional splash of water to avoid over-cooking and sticking. Cook until browned, almost caramelised, to add a touch of sweetness.
- 2. Roughly chop the celery into small pieces.
- 3. Cube the Stilton.
- 4. Roll out the pastry thinly on a floured board, slicing into two equal rectangular shapes.
- 5. Take a muffin pan, and overlay one piece of pastry, pushing the pastry into the indents.
- 6. Tightly fill each depression with onion, then celery, then Stilton/ cheese of your choice.
- 7. Brush the pastry surrounds with a little milk or egg, to aid sticking.
- 8. Place the second pastry sheet on top, as a lid.
- 9. Cut the pastry between each depression, making six parcels, brush pastry with milk or egg.
- 10. Place in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, until thoroughly browned.