Simple Brie and Herb Sticks

It’s cooling off and that means I’m spending more time in the kitchen baking and cooking.  Last night we popped a big tray of spaghetti pie out of the freezer and into the oven for a delicious leftover treat.

We rarely do spaghetti or any other pasta, but when we do we like to go for it.  Nothing goes better with a pasta dinner than some garlic bread.

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However, I have been craving a treat that I used to enjoy back in college.  This randomly came to mind the other day and I looked to see if the Silver Moon Bakery was still in operation on the Upper West Side of NYC and sure enough, it is!  When I was in my early college years and living on a pretty tight budget, I would walk by the Silver Moon with envy on weekends as I trudged to work.  Everyone would be sitting outside sipping coffee and eating pastries.  I couldn’t wait for a day when I didn’t have to work weekends and had some spare cash to dine out.

When I graduated and had a bit more free time, I would swing in after church on Sundays.  This was when I discovered their amazing brie and herb breadsticks.  I would base what I made for dinner that night to pair perfectly with these delicious treats.

Yesterday I wasn’t quite in the mood to actually bake bread.  So while I was at the store, I opted for a speedy version of this delicious treat.  While these are super simple, they taste like you toiled in the kitchen all afternoon.  Perfect with a pasta dinner but also great with any entree.  Make these ahead of time and impress your family or guests.  Or just horde them for yourself.

Ingredients:

2 tubes of crescent rolls

1 triangle of brie cheese

Herbs de Provence

Optional: Peppermill

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Unroll the crescent crust but keep flat and do not separate.  Keep 2 triangles of crust together to form a rectangle.  Lay flat on an ungreased baking sheet.  Slice a thin piece of brie and lay down the length of crust.  Sprinkle generously with Herbs de Provence.  A little fresh pepper can add a great zest too.

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Place another rectangle of crust on top.  Repeat until you have used all of the crust.  Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.  Slice diagonally to make sticks.

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Enjoy!

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These were a hit with Mary.  She kept asking for more.

Where is your favorite bakery?   What is your favorite bakery purchase?

6 thoughts on “Simple Brie and Herb Sticks

  1. Love the look of this! Sounds great as a variation of something we already do!

    Bakes brie is one of our favorites and something we do at every holiday. We use a full wheel of brie, a sheet of puff pastry, cut the brie in half and put in a brown sugar and spice mixture (can’t do any nuts because of Lisa’s allergy), and wrap it in the puff pastry and bake.

    Serve with crackers (the good ones) and the cheese just oozes out!

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