Sorry I haven’t posted, I was having a lovely holiday! 🙂 I must say by the time I got home I was feeling very baking deprived.
Anyway, this weekend we were invited to a lovely picnic – all very nice, great to take advantage of the (rare) sunny day. The only problem was we were invited about 2 hours before we were due there. Which left me only enough time to make my ‘safety net’ apple pastries. They really are ridiculously simple, and use ingredients that I always have around in the kitchen.
So here is the recipe:
1 sheet puff pastry
1 apple (or nectarine, pear, peach etc.)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1. Preheat oven to 175*C. Peel the fruit, (you won’t need to peel stone fruit if you decide to use that) and cut into eighths.
2. Lightly coat the fruit with sugar (sometimes I use cinnamon as well when I am using apple).
3. Cut 8 circles in the thawed puff pastry, each circle about 2-3cm bigger than the slices of fruit.
4. Place one slice of fruit on each circle, fold pastry over into a crescent moon shape (like you would fold a dumpling) , and close by pressing the edges together with a fork. Don’t worry if there are small tears in the pastry.
5. Brush lemon juice on the top of each pastry, and sprinkle with a bit of sugar.
6. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes – until the pastry has puffed up and are a golden colour.
7. If desired, dust with icing sugar. I find they’re best served warm, with cream. Mmm… Enjoy!
Happy baking! x