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.
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.
2 tubes of crescent rolls
1 triangle of brie cheese
Herbs de Provence
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.
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.
Where is your favorite bakery? What is your favorite bakery purchase?