Whip up these delicious and simple bacon, feta, and onion marmalade phyllo pastry parcels!
It’s no secret that I love food, but if there’s one food I could eat every day for the rest of my life, it would be pastry. Pies, puffs, parcels, and everything in between, pastry is delicious.
My favourite is Phyllo pastry. Or is that Filo? Apparently it depends on where you live. Either way, Phyllo pastry is light, buttery, and crispy once baked. I’ve always wanted to try Phyllo pastry parcels, but I always changed my mine about making them because I thought they were far more complicated than what they really are.
I recently purchased a jar of onion marmalade from Woolworths and I just knew that it would make the perfect filling for a Phyllo pastry parcel. I couldn’t resist it and soon I created the recipe you’ll find below.
PHYLLO PASTRY PARCELS
Recipe makes 8 parcels
Phyllo Pastry Parcels – Ingredients
- 1x roll Phyllo pastry (consisting of 8 sheets)
- 250g of bacon
- 1x jar onion marmalade
- 2x blocks feta
- Melted butter or margarine
Phyllo Pastry Parcels – Method
- Make sure that your Phyllo pastry is properly thawed. It’s advised to leave it in the fridge overnight, but I left mine on the window sill (out of direct sunlight) for a couple of hours and it thawed perfectly. Leave your Phyllo pastry rolled up and in its packaging until you’re ready to assemble. The pastry can dry out and crack very easily. If you need to have it out before using it, simply place a damp cloth over the pastry.
- Now to get started! Set your oven to 200°C and let it preheat. Prep your oven tray and set it one side.
- Cut your bacon into chunks and fry it until crispy. Set your bacon one side and let it cool.
- Get ready to start working with your Phyllo pastry. Make sure you have enough counter space and that you work as quickly as you can.
- Start by opening your roll of pastry and cutting it into 4 large squares. Each square should consist of 8 sheets. You’ll have a total of 32 Phyllo pastry squares.
- Lay 1 square down, lightly brush it with melted butter, lay the next square on top and brush it with butter. Do this until you have 4 squares on top of each other all brushed with butter.
- For the filling: Spread half a tablespoon of onion marmalade on the square , followed by a portion of the bacon, and a crumble of the feta.
- Bring the corners together and create the parcel. The melted butter will help keep it together.
- Brush melted butter on top of the completed parcel and place them on the prepared oven tray.
- Pop the Phyllo pastry parcels in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until brown and crispy. Once baked, take a bite and enjoy!
Tip: Let the parcels cool on a wire rack to avoid the bottoms becoming soggy.
BEWARE – These are super delicious and you’ll probably be asked to make them often. Save yourself the effort and share this recipe with your friends and family so that they can make them too. *wink*
Happy cooking, friends!