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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


We had some left over pastry from the tart Lorraine in our previous post, so we made some pesto snails. this could not be easiest. You need:

- a rectangle of puff pastry around 10 cm width and 20 cm length.
- 4 tablespoons of pesto (preferably home made - see our recipe http://www.mumandsons.com/2011/03/green-pesto.html)
- two handfuls of parmesan cheese ( or any other grated cheese)

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees. Spread the pesto over the rectangle of pastry and then sprinkle the cheese on top. Roll the pastry along its longest side and then cut slices of around 2 centimetres long. Put the slices on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Press them down a bit so that they get flat. No need to paint them with beaten egg or anything like that. Bake them in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until golden. Eat them while they are still warm.