Salty feta, juicy zucchini and spicy pink peppercorns baked into a buttery soft savory swirl. Easy savory treat or appetizer recipe packed with flavor.
How do you come up with ideas to bake and cook something new? Nowadays I have this methodology to how I develop most of my recipes. Usually I see something seasonal in the grocery store or an ingredient in my kitchen that I haven’t used for a while and start thinking about what non-boring ingredient would go well with it.
Like today, when I remembered that I had an unopened pack of pretty pink peppercorns that I had been wanting to use. If you haven’t tried these cute pink pops of color before, here’s an easy recipe to get you two acquainted. Pink peppercorns have so much more flavor than the usual black pepper, and the taste is almost fruity and not as sharp as its black relative. The tiny pink flakes give a surprising twist to these delicious savory swirls, packed with lovely herbs and strong flavors.
These savory pastries have the most decadent and addictive filling ever – I had to put some in the freezer right after baking to stop myself from inhaling the whole batch. Salty feta cheese, sweet shallots and juicy zucchini form the glorious trio that the pink peppercorns spice up beautifully. Just crush the peppercorns with a flat knife to avoid getting a mouthful of whole peppers in the swirls.
This is a super easy and quick recipe for perfect savory treats to offer guests or to take to work as a light lunch. The dough is a buttery soft yeast dough, but it is only risen once. A real time-saver! And did I mention that the dough is so pliable that you won’t even need a rolling pin? Less dishes to clean up too! Now go and bake yourself to pink peppercorn heaven.