Easy peasy pastry puffs
They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, apart from having a baby (tick, tick, tick!) so before we left Bod Towers for our new home at The Barn I tried to clear as much clutter out of the house as possible to make the move that little bit easier.
In the back of the freezer I found a pack of flaky pastry and as it was still in-date for a few weeks I decided to get my bake-on right there and then and whip up a batch of easy peasy pastry puffs. They’re similar to classic palmiers but, I admit, not quite as pretty! Still, no one seemed to mind when they tasted them *grins* so I’ll definitely be making more of them in our new kitchen.
Easy Peasy Pastry Puffs
- 1 pack ready made flaky pastry
- Filling – I used two combinations: marmite and grated cheddar cheese plus onion marmalade
- Beaten egg
1. If frozen defrost the pastry according to the directions in advance – I thawed mine in the fridge overnight. Preheat your oven to 220ºC (200ºC for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 7.
2. Prepare your filling – I used two simple combinations: marmite and grated cheddar cheese for one sheet of pastry and a jar of onion marmalade for the other, but you could use a sweet filling too like Nutella.
3. Roll out a sheet of pastry and brush with egg wash.
4. Spread the marmite and cheese filling over the whole sheet.
5. Carefully fold together the two sides of the pastry towards the middle using the backing paper to help you. Brush with egg wash and then fold again until you have a sausage shape.
6. Brush the top with the beaten egg and cut into 1 inch / 2 cm slices.
7. Repeat with the second sheet of pastry if using.
7. Place the puffs on a greased baking tray and cook for 10-15 mins until golden brown and oozing.
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