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Italian Street Food

We had a version of this pastry in Bologna and in Parma, they were so tasty! When we got back home, I had to re-create them. I’ve made them with Prosciutto, basil pesto, and just with roasted garlic. I’m sure the fillings are endless!

Italian Street Food


2 puff pastry sheets, I like to use Pepperidge Farms, they come with 2 sheets of pastry per box. They should be in the frozen aisle of your grocery store.

6 tablespoons of kalamata olives

6 tablespoons of marinated artichokes

2 tablespoons of grated finely parmesan cheese

1 head of roasted garlic (see below)

1 beaten egg with a teaspoon of water (egg wash)

Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a whole head of garlic in aluminum foil and close tightly. Roast the garlic in the oven for about 45 minutes or until it is fully roasted and soft. Set aside to let cool. When the garlic is fully cooled remove cloves. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix together marinated artichokes and parmesan cheese. Cut olives in half. Set aside fillings.
  3. After the garlic has cooked, flour a surface to roll out puff pastry sheets. Keep the sheet you not using refrigerated.
  4. Lightly flour both sides of sheets. Roll out into approximately 18 inches across x 12 inches high. Cut into six, 3 inch strips (see picture). 
  5. Put filling on one side of pastry and over lap the other, intertwining them make sure the ends are sealed. This may look a little messy but, they will look nice, when they are cooked.
  6. Place on a sheet pan and brush with egg wash.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Peter’s wine pick:  Lambrusco Italian Wine.

~Happy Cooking!

2 thoughts on “Italian Street Food”

  • Cindy made this on Labor Day while we were up at Pine Mountain Lake. Mom came over and the 3 of us managed to eat the entire recipe while sitting on the back deck watching the deer play. Boy it sure was good!!! Can’t wait to try your another one of your wine friendly treats 🙂

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