I have agreed to participate in a recipe challenge. Yes, Pepperidge Farm contacted me to create a “sophisticated and simple recipe” that represents Florida using their puff pastry. I usually don’t take part in these types of things but I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to do something different. (Note: Pepperidge Farm is providing a stipend for ingredients).
They suggested oranges. My first thought was to use mangos. And my friend Steve suggested key limes. I was at a loss coming up with options for a savory recipe. Avocados? While it’s tempting to use some of the more exotic fruit grown in Florida, I’d prefer to make something with easy-to-find ingredients. So, I ask: What are your favorite things to make using puff pastry? And, what Florida ingredients should I use in my kitchen experiment? I’m preparing to turn my little kitchen into a lab this weekend so please send in any suggestions you may have. I’m going to need the help.