Friday, June 18, 2010

Puff pastry filled with whipped cream and strawberries

I made this dessert for Andrew's family when his Nan and Pop came to visit, I just made it up when trying to think of an easy dessert. This is a really simple but impressive looking dessert.

What you'll need:

*A packet of puff pastry.
*A jar of strawberry jam, or whatever jam you like the most.
*A carton of thicken cream.
*A punnet of strawberries
*White sugar.
*Icing sugar for decoration.

preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Put the puff pastry in the fridge, not the freezer.
Start by pouring the cream onto a deep bowl and adding a table spoon of sugar, using an electric beater whip the cream until it has stiff peaks (aka it should be thick and if you stop the beater and lift it up, the cream should stay on the beater). Cover with plastic wrap and pop into the fridge. Next, take the pastry out of the fridge (leave the plastic wrap on the back of pastry) and cut the sheets into six equal rectangle pieces. Place all the pieces on top of an oven tray lined with baking paper. Pop in the oven for around fifteen to twenty minutes, keep an eye on them until they puffed up and are a golden colour. Leave to cool. Once cooled gently press your hand on top of each one. Spread a teaspoon of jam onto half of the rectangles. Grab the cream out of the fridge and dollop a heaped table spoon of cream on each of the jammed rectangles.
Cut strawberries thinly and place a few slices on top of the cream. Place the unjammed rectangles on top and decorate by dusting with icing sugar. I also decorated mine with a fanned fresh strawberry on top. For a chocolate lover i would suggest omitting the jam in place of Nutella and drizzling melted chocolate on top instead of icing sugar.

Hope you enjoy, Love Jem.


Lynette said...

Yum!! I'm making these for our next family dinner dessert! :)

Anonymous said...

I made these for the girls as a bit of a treat tonight, with NUTELLA! OMG to die for! They loved it.... and so did I!

Jem Jems Food Blog said...

I'm so excoited you ladies are making my recipes :)
I'll have to make the nutella versions now.