Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What doesn't look good with a new Avatar? Even the most boring food can be made appealing just by presenting it in the right way. There are not many who dislike puff pastry. Young and old both enjoy puff pastry equally with filling of choice.


I came across this very interesting new shape for a puff pastry on my friend's facebook page and captured a screen shot to try it out. I made puff pastry with grated cheese, choco chips and mixed fruit jam as filling. You can add any sweet or savory filling of your choice.


Do not fold your puffs into triangle or rectangle but make these pretty shaped puff pastries for your family and guests and surprise them. Have you tried making the very pretty rose rolls using puff pastry yet? If not you should give them a try too.  


Here is the recipe..

Makes 4 puff pastries

Ingredients :
Puff pastry - 4 squares
Filling of choice
Egg wash - optional (I did not use)

Method :
1. Thaw the puff pastry squares either in a refrigerator or on counter top. Make sure you place them in the refrigerator once they are thawed till they are being used. If using bigger sheets, cut them into squares.
2. Preheat oven to 210C.
3.Place one square of puff pastry on a work surface and leaving a small border make a slit on all four sides with a gap unslit mid way. The slit on each side should be almost till mid way. Then leave some gap and slit again. The picture below will explain better.



4. Place filling of choice in the centre of the puff pastry.


5. Bring two opposite corners together and pich the puff pastry so that it sticks well. You can use a wet finger to seal it.


6. Bring the other two opposite corners over the previous sealed corners and seal again. open the bows formed if they do not open up.


7. Shape the four corners into boat with your fingers so that the filling doesn't ooze out. It also beautifies the puff pastry.


8. Keep the prepared, shaped puff pastry in the refrigerator till ready to be baked.
9. Prepare the remaining puff pastries in the same way. I made 2 with jam filling, one with grated cheese and one with choco chips.
10. Arrange the puff pastries on a baking tray and bake for 12-18 minutes till golden and well cooked.






Enjoy puff pastry with filling.

Recipe inspired by a picture posted on the Facebook Page It's All About Seem's Food 

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26 comments:

  1. Nice pictorial....crispy and yummy...

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  2. wonderful avatar with beautiful pictorials btw i have some in mind which has to be executed :-)

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    1. Thanks Sangeetha.
      I will await to see what designs you make :)

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  3. What an interesting shape it had got!! love it, but sad we dont get puff pastry sheets here :(

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    1. Thanks Aara.
      You can buy puff pastry sheets from bakeries.

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  4. Wow so cute and very interesting way of folding dear, love it will try this next time,,,

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  5. Beautifully shaped wonderful avataar.

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  6. They look so beautiful n nice pics too

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  7. Oh dear, these look beautiful! I am so going to try this! =D

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Do let me know how they turned out.

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  8. Wow, they look so cute. Very well explained too :) Bookmarked !

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  9. Wow ! It looks gorgeous ! Thanks for always commenting on my posts . I have to do a lot of research o find your space . Glad to follow you..

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    1. Thanks Sapana.
      Oh y the struggle? But i am glad you finally got through :)

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  10. Very cute puffs, my kid would love them. Thanks for sharing

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  11. wow, I love puff pastry, but never tried this form before

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  12. Thank you... this was so easy and loved by everyone.. they thought I bought them from the bakery..

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