Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daring to do it: en Croute

Another month, another fun challenge from another fun host!

Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys, was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en Croute and to bring our kids into the challenge by encouraging them to create their own en Croute recipes!

I love crust.  I am a bread girl, and crust falls into that category for me.  So this challenge was exciting for me.  Crust wrapped yumminess?  Yes, please!
As soon as I read the challenge and the recipes Monkey Queen gave us I remembered something I had made with my mom a year or so ago: Vegetables Wellington.  I knew that would be my contribution to the Challenge this month.  I used the recipe for puff pastry from the Mille Feuille challenge a few months back and made a yummy dinner.
The rolled out dough:
The veggies and beans, ready to fill:
Assembly - not the neatest job, but it worked:
Trying to make a pretty presentation...  trying being the operative word:
Flaky, vegetabley goodness:
Plated and ready to go:
We all loved it.  We all decided that we would love to try other things wrapped in dough.  Big Girl even said she wanted to be wrapped in dough!  While I didn't want to go quite that far, a few days later we did try something different: Veggie Burgers Wellington!
Fun little packages on a plate:
Yummy goodness inside!
Thank you so much, Monkey Queen, for bringing your flying monkeys out to play with us this month.  I loved this challenge, and I am so looking forward to wrapping lots of meals in dough in the future!!
Take a look here to see what my fellow Daring Cooks wrapped up!!


  1. I always enjoy seeing how you execute the challenges - the vegetable Wellington looks really good!

  2. I love crust too! Those veggies look so bright & appetising. That's so cool that you made your own puff pastry. I haven't made any since I hosted that challenge. :S I did think about it, actually.
    Anyway, absolutely fabulous job. I agree with your daughter: being wrapped in dough sounds rather wonderful. :D

  3. Love both of these! My boy would really go for the veggie burger version :)