San Daniele puff slice

proscuitto san daniele sliceI had a Ready, Steady, Cook challenge land in my inbox recently and the ingredients to use were Italian and two of my very favourite products, Prosciutto San Daniele and Grana Padano.

I was to invent a recipe using these products and I would be in a competition up against others, the winner will receive £450 worth of cookery lessons at La Cucina Caldesi which would be a dream come true for me.

But what to do? Make a pasta with them? Use them in a risotto? Wrap scallops or mozzarellas in them or something completely wild? I’m sure there will be some entries much more creative than mine but…

One thing I did learn in Italy was that some ingredients like Prosciutto San Daniele are so unique and so delicious that tampering with them too much can actually take away from the end dish so I decided I wanted to keep them as untouched as possible. After much thought I went for a very simple recipe but one that would allow each product to shine. We were also staying in the caravan the weekend I decided to try the recipe out which proves that excellent recipes can be made in the tiniest of spaces

[yumprint-recipe id=’4′]A couple of photos I took during the making – scoring the pastry

scoring the puff pastry

Just out of the oven and ready to serve – please note I covered only one side of the tomatoes with rocket as I knew my 5 year olds wouldn’t eat it, as it is they ate every scrap of their rocket free half.

san daniele puff slice


  1. October 8, 2013 / 8:22 AM

    Oh Anya, I have thought of a million more things I could have done with it since so I doubt very much I will win but it was a very tasty lunch that day :D

  2. October 10, 2013 / 12:04 PM

    Oh yum, that looks and sounds delicious!

    • October 10, 2013 / 2:40 PM

      Thanks Wendy, once you’ve done it once loads of variations pop into mind so very well worth remembering ;) Thanks for coming by

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