Posted by Vicky on | July 12, 2011 | No Comments
Discovering that Jus-Rol pastry is egg-free and dairy –free (suitable for Vegans even), has opened up a lot of pastry ideas and recipes for me! I have some of my happiest times experimenting in the kitchen, and the mix of pastry and chocolate is such an inviting one, I had a houseful of taste volunteers.
This is a really quick recipe, once you get use to shaping the pastry parcels, it is possible to assemble and have them in the oven in under ten minutes.
What you need:
- 1 sheet of Jus-Rol Puff Pastry. Ready Rolled. (you get two in a pack)
- 1 packet of dark Allergy Aware chocolate drops
- Cinnamon sugar
- Apricot Jam
How You Make It:
Pre-heat the oven to 200c
Firstly, you will need to defrost the sheet of puff pastry, either in the fridge which will take about 12 hours, or on the kitchen worktop which in Singapore takes a few hours. Do not try to unfurl the pastry until it is properly defrosted.
Either lightly flour the worktop, or I use a large chopping board. Place the pastry on the board so it is landscape, not portrait. Cut the pastry in half lengthways, then cut vertically four times, with equal spaces between the cuts. This will give you eight rectangular pieces.
In each piece places as many chocolate drops and you can in one half. You need to leave enough space at the edges so you can fold and pinch them together. When you have enough chocolate drops on sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. When you have assembled all of the pastries, place them in a baking tray lined with bake-proof paper. Finally with a pastry brush, brush each of the pastries with apricot jam. It adds a great taste and texture, and also as we are not using egg to glaze the pastries, it gives them a lovely colour when then are baked.
Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes. Let them cool down a little, best served warm.
This is our family treat at the weekend, Boo helps me to put the chocolate drops on, and to sprinkle the cinnamon sugar. V has put in a request for the Brekkie Pastries to be made with an egg-free custard filling. Will write up when I’ve dished up!
For other Jus Rol Allergy Aware recipes from sneezywheezy.com please check out the Piewhich link (using shortcrust pastry).