Hips Don't Lie Appetizer

One Sunday afternoon during my daughter's Christmas break, we decided to have a little fun and record another CookandDance video at my restaurant. Over her break, my daughter showed me Oxford University's a cappella group, Out of the Blue (OOTB).  Over the summer they created a music video for Shakira's Hips Don't Lie. It's one of the best videos on the internet.This video is also to direct attention to the Helen & Douglas House. Helen & Douglas House is the world's first children's hospice; it provides much needed palliative, respite, end-of-life and bereavement care to life-limited children and young adults, and their families. OOTB's original single was to benefit this charity as well.I had so much fun making this video, and the appetizer turned out to be delicious! Check out the recipe:CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.59.27 AM

Hips Don't Lie Appetizer
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Sanaa
A delicious fig and brie appetizer everyone will enjoy. Don't forget to put on some Shakira while you make this.
  • Spicy Fig Jam
  • 2 Cups Dried Figs
  • Chopped Whole Orange with Skin
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Anise Seed
  • 1 Teaspoon of Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Pepper
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Sheets Puff Pastry
  • Large Brie Container
  • Egg Wash
  • Tablespoon Black Sesame Seed
  1. Cut Figs into 1/2 in pieces
  2. Place all Fig Jam ingredients in a pot
  3. Add Three Cups Water
  4. Bring to Boil
  5. Turn heat to Medium Low
  6. Cook Jam for 20-30 minutes or until the liquid thickens to the consistency of honey
  7. Remove Jam From Heat and cool
  8. Cut Brie into 1 in pieces
  9. To Assemble the Pastry. Flatten one Puff Pastry Sheet on a lightly floured surface and place on a cookie sheet.
  10. Place Brie pieces onto Puff Pastry sheets, leaving a one inch border
  11. You should have about 1/2 inch of Fig Jam all over. Add more if needed
  12. Roll another Puff Pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface
  13. Gently place that Puff pastry sheet over the fig jam
  14. Seal edges of both puff pastry sheets together
  15. Push hard to make sure it is completely sealed ii. Fold with a nice design
  16. Brush Mold with egg wash
  17. Sprinkle with Black Sesame seed
  18. Place in a 400 degree oven
  19. Bake for about 45 minutes or until crust is golden
  20. Remove from oven
  21. Allow to cool for 10 minutes
  22. Serve