Saturday, November 11, 2006

Choux pastry roll with smoked chicken

My parents finally came over for the housewarming visit on Wednesday, or soolaleivale (salt & bread), as it's known in Estonian. They brought us some rye bread, salt and a fancy marzipan tart. We treated them to a choux pastry roll with smoked chicken (a chicken version of the choux pastry roll with smoked fish that I wrote about last week) and chocolate and cherry cake (the cherry version of Nigella's chocolate and orange marmalade cake I wrote about exactly a year ago). As Wednesday is a weekday night, it wasn't a long sit-down meal. That'll come later. But I think my parents approved, both of my new home as well as the food:)

The good thing about this roll is that it can be made night before and kept wrapped in foil in the fridge.

Choux pastry roll with smoked chicken
Serves 6

For the choux pastry follow the recipe and instructions here.

2 smoked chicken breast fillets, finely diced
100 grams soured cream/creme fraiche/thick plain yogurt
100 grams good-quality mayonnaise
2 tsp curry powder or paste of your choice
lots of chopped fresh parsley

Mix all ingredients, spread on the choux pastry sheet and roll up from the long end.
Leave in the fridge for at least half an hour, so the flavours could develop.
Serve with salad leaves.


Kalyn Denny said...

Fun to hear how you're getting settled. This looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Your choux pastry roll makes me curious. I will have to try it, sooner or later ;-) So happy that you are already feeling settled. But who wonders. A man who likes to eat and to cook, a larger kitchen - and, back home ! Take care and enjoy ! angelika

Jeanne said...

What a great recipe for a light meal, with a big green salad. Must give that a try... Glad to hear that you are now well and truly settled is - breaded, salted and housewarmed!

Pille said...

Kalyn, thank you!

Angelika - you should give it a go:) And yes, I do feel settled and am very happy to be at home again. I have been made to feel truly welcome by everyone, so it couldn't be otherwise..

Jeanne - I am happily in the _process_ of being breaded, salted and housewarmed indeed, as there are still about five housewarming parties to organise!!