10 February 2012

My New Cocktail Hour Go-To

Having last-minute guests this weekend and need something to serve them? I've got just the thing.

When M and I were in Middleburg a few weekends ago, we got to know one of the other couples staying at our B&B. They were the most charming people and we discovered that they were long-time devotees of our B&B. In fact, they go several times a year and have become good friends with the owners.

Each night, there was a cocktail hour and on our second night, the wife, Lou, brought out an appetizer she whipped up in the kitchen. We quickly learned that this appetizer is a favorite of Nat, the owner, and that Lou makes it for him every time they visit. He claims it's the best thing he's ever eaten. And this is a man who grew up in Manhattan and spends quite a bit of time in New Orleans. After we tasted it, we had to agree.

Lucky for y'all, I got the recipe from Lou. What is this culinary delight you ask?

A wheel of grocery store gouda wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls and baked.

That's it. Isn't that just the WASP-iest thing you ever heard?

Lou whispered the recipe to me, as if she didn't want anyone to know the secret of how easy it is, and said knowingly, "It's the perfect thing to serve with drinks when you have friends over for work night cocktails." And she's right. It takes maybe 30 minutes to make and it is so. freaking. DELICIOUS!

Here's the "recipe":

Buy Gouda in wax at grocery store. Buy crescent rolls in a can at grocery store..

Take the wax off the Gouda and wrap it in the crescent roll dough completely covering it. Bake according to the crescent roll directions and serve warm with apple slices.

Enjoy the praise heaped upon you whilst gloating over how comically simple it was to prepare.

Bon weekend, sweet readers!


HMB said...

What a great idea! I've done similar things with brie but have never thought to use gouda.

PS Just stumbled across your blog recently, so cute!

ginastorm said...

My God, that sounds fab. I'll definitely try this!

Michelle C. said...

Camembert wrapped in puff pastry is super easy & super delicious, too!! :)

AEOT said...

We make the same thing with brie (and I usually add some dark mustard to the top). Serve with apple slices and crackers. It's always a massive hit at any party we have!!!

LPC said...

Ha! What a great idea.

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Yum! I need to have people over so I can make this now. I love easy ideas like this! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Pretty said...

A recipe that goes with cocktails and is simple enough for this WASP not to screw up - love. Thank you, kind friend.