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Olives wrapped in Olive Oil Pastry

Olives wrapped in Olive Oil Pastry recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

Olives wrapped in Olive Oil Pastry

Impress your family and friends with this tasty pre-dinner appetiser.

Serves 4

1½ cups plain flour

½ tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp smoky paprika

1/3 cup cold water

¼ cup olive oil

16 large stuffed green olives (we used olives stuffed with Manchego cheese)

oil for deep frying

sea salt flakes

1 Place flour, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper into a bowl. Stir until combined. Add water and oil. Stir until a smooth dough forms (this is easiest with your hands). Spoon approximately 1 tbsp of pastry into the palm of your hand and flatten until large enough to wrap around an olive.

2 Place an olive into the centre of pastry. Press edges of pastry together to enclose olive. Place onto a large plate. Repeat with remaining pastry and olives.

3 Half fill a small saucepan with oil and place over a medium heat. When oil is hot, add 1/3 of olives and cook for 2 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Cook remaining olives. Serve with sherry, if desired.

TIP:  For best results, pat olives dry with paper towel to remove oil before wrapping pastry around them.

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