Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tasty Delights-- Nutella Puff Pastry Star

Chocolate. Pastry. Noms! I saw this floating around pretty much everywhere online and decided I was in. It was my first time working with puff pastry but so easy and quick and yummy.

I ended up doing two versions. One sweet and one savory.

Things got a little...mangled in the freezer. lol

So puff pastry came in two squares that needed to be thawed then unfolded.
It took about 40 minutes to thaw.

The next step was trimming both layers into circles.
Spread one layer with Nutella or if you're cheap like mwah! use the store brand of hazelnut spread. lol Then layer on the second sheet of pastry.

Now comes the cutting. Use a small bowl or glass at the center and then cut in 4 even pieces radiating out from the cup. Then cut those sections in half. And then those sections in half. Then you're ready to go.

This is a little tricky to explain but basically take a slice in each hand and rotate them in the opposite direction of each other. Then bring the ends together to make a sort of triangle-ish shape.

Do this with every set of wedges.

I pulled out slightly to stretch the wedges as I rotated them.


I had a wee flub. I cut my pastry and worked with it on wax paper on the counter.
Not thinking that I'd need to transfer it to a baking pan with parchment for baking.

Yeah. That was...tricky.

I'd suggest working directly on your parchment that's already cut to size for your baking pan.

Yeah. I ate the whole dang thing in like 2 days.
I'd be a little ashamed about that but it was good.
And I have no regrets. lol

I did decide to do a second round with crescent rolls and some savory bits.

Roll out one set of sheets and pinch the seams.
Then add and spread out pesto.
Add your second layer of crescent dough.

Cut in..kinda the shape of a tree.
(I baked the extra bits on another sheet)

Slice up your tree trunk then twist each branch pulling out slightly to make them a little longer.

Not as pretty as the star. Those darn seams gave me troubles.
Though honestly I didn't spend too much time pinching them.
I was hungry.
Again. Regrets? I have none. lol

I also forgot to put my cheese inside with the pesto.
Dude. I was having moments left and blasted right.
So...snow. We have snow.
Pop on some cherry tomatoes and nosh!

It was yummy too.
I was happy with both of them and would make em again.
They do NOT store well.
Both should be eaten fairly soon after coming out of the oven.

No real directions for this one. Prepare as shown then bake according to your puff pastry or dough directions. I think mine was 15 minutes for the puff pastry and then 12 for the crescent dough.

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I'll share my delights and my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. If you have a recipe suggestion just let me know!

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