Puff Pastry at Brunch Cookbook Giveaway

Friend and blogger, Katherine Martinelli, recently released her first e-book, Puff Pastry at Brunch

In the book, she shares ten fun recipes, transforming simple dishes into elegant fare, and they all use one common ingredient, puff pastry.

Katherine uses puff pastry to create a savory Breakfast Galette with Scrambled Eggs, Crème Fraîche, and Chives

Sweet and savory Maple-Cheddar Pinwheels

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

and 7 other mouth-watering recipes

My favorite is her recipe for Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting.

But I have a thing for cinnamon buns

I enjoy working with puff pastry because it’s easy to use, it’s a fast way to create something fabulous, and it’s extremely versatile.

It can be used in so many recipes from cinnamon rolls to savory appetizers like I did in this Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastry

Two lucky readers will win a digital copy of Katherine’s book.

If you’d like to enter the giveaway, comment below.

1. Have you ever worked with puff pastry and what did you make? (links welcome)


What would you like to try making using puff pastry?

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

“Time to get Puffy! I entered to Win the Puff Pastry at Brunch Cookbook in the @AverieCooks @MartinelliEats Giveaway http://tiny.cc/vby1cw”

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like Averie Cooks

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Twitter Follow @MartinelliEats

Pinterest Follow & Re-Pin Something of Mine

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or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Monday, April 23, 2012 and winners will be chosen randomly. Open to all.

P.S. The winner of the Vita Coco Coconut Water Giveaway is Gina @ Running to the Kitchen


  1. i love puff pastry! especially spanikopita and italian rustic tarts – they use puff pastry as the pie crust and then fill it with any kind of savory item. it’s delish, to say the least. i’m loving all your giveaways as of late, even if i don’t win! :)

  2. i have never worked with puff pastry, but look forward to giving it a try

  3. i Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and tweeted

  4. i Twitter Follow @MartinelliEats

  5. I would love to try puff pasty! I’ve just had it pre-made from bakeries

  6. I would try making some kind of tomato tart or pot pie.

  7. Following martinellieats on twitter @ThatAshlei

  8. I love to use it to make simple shells for tarts and pies!

  9. I’ve used puf pastry but it was so long ago I don’t recall what it was for. I’d probably try a veggie pizza first thing. Maybe some cute appetizers.

  10. yes Yes YES I LOVE puff pastry. (I used to actually MAKE it when I ran a european deli…)

    things I have made- m tomato basil tarts: http://spabettie.com/2011/08/03/tomato-tarts/

    buffalo tarts: http://spabettie.com/2012/02/02/buffalo-tarts-and-superbowl-recipes/

    apple cheese danish: http://spabettie.com/2011/02/03/apple-cheese-danish/


  11. I used them to make tofu triangles. The puff pastry makes the meals look so expensive & chic!

  12. I had some puff pastry in my freezer for quite sometime. I thought I might make some Baklava. I didn’t make it because a lot of things happened in my life that I didn’t bake for a time. I am now interested in trying to do it again and perhaps use it also for a quiche that I make.

  13. I have made brie cheese with jam (my favorite is mango) wrapped in puff pastry and baked… it’s so good!

    I’ve also spread chocolate and chopped hazelnuts on puff pastry and rolled and baked.

    I would love to experiment more!

  14. I’ve never used puff pastry. I would love to give some of these recipes a try, especially the avocado, cream cheese, and salsa stuffed pastry.

  15. I would like to make cinnamon buns, they just look so good! I also once made a potato lasagna with puff pastry is was really good!

  16. I love to use puff pastry as the crust on pot pies!

  17. I have never worked with puff pastry but would love to use it on a potpie or tart.

  18. I like you on FB.

  19. I facebook like you!

  20. I would love to try a gruyere cheese and potato tarte with puff pastry

  21. I’ve NEVER cooked with puff pastry! I think the first thing I’d make would be some sort of brunchy thing. :)

  22. AND I followed you on Pinterest and repinned you!

  23. and I liked you on FB!

  24. I have never successfully worked with puff pasty. The one time I used it, it never puffed to my utter disappointment!

  25. I like you on FB!

  26. I have never worked with puff pastry but I love the look and taste of it! Great giveaway!

  27. one time i made apple turnovers w/ puff pastry!

  28. I would like to make the recipe on the cover of her e-book!

  29. I have worked with puffed pastry and made the Greek dish spanakopita stuffed full with spinach! (Every member of my family has a different way of pronouncing it).

    As this is an international giveaway, I’ll also post it on my blog! :)

  30. I love cinnamon buns/rolls!! I love cinnamon in baked goods in general but cinnamon roll is a special something :)
    The quiche in the book looks amazing with all the veggies!
    I always wanted to make an apple turnover with puff pastry, I love eating it fresh out of the oven with some vanilla ice cream..

  31. I have made chocolate croissants. Love it! I would love to try that recipe that looks like a quiche? Thanks!

  32. i’ve never made puff pastry before but i recently came across a recipe for homemade poptarts using it! strawberry jam inside, powdered sugar drizzle and sprinkles over top……. i’m drooling as i type. must, make, ASAP!

  33. pinned your avocado cream cheese puff pastries. i just *love* the photos from that post Averie. those pastries are so bright, colorful — very photogenic!

  34. I love using puff pastry to make savory tarts! I have made one with roasted mushrooms. Oh and one with strawberries!

    Michel Roux has a great recipe in his pastry cookbook I want to master someday!

  35. Oh and I follow you on Pinterest!

  36. I like to make a goat cheese and pear tart with a honey glaze and sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Yum!

  37. I’ve only used it a handful of times… made peanut butter and chocolate “pillows”– little stuffed puff pastry pockets of the golden combo.

  38. I would love to work with puff pastry! Wanted to buy it but never came around to it.

  39. I like baklava! I have never made it, but would love to try.

  40. I’d make your avocado salsa cream cheese things

  41. I like you on Facebook

  42. I follow you on instagram

  43. Liked Katherine Matinelli on FB

  44. I like you on pinterest and repinned

  45. I pinterest follow you and repinned your hot pepper jelly

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