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Easy Peasy Pain au Chocolat

Published March 7, 2016 by Ninik Becker

 

Life can be easier with bite of chocolate….

This flaky pastry was made from homemade pastry dough. If using store-bought puff pastry sheet, then the 30 minutes rest is not necessary. I used dark chocolate in this recipe but milk chocolate will be great for somebody with sweet tooth.

Ingredients :

  • 500 g puff pastry dough (homemade)
  • 100 g dark chocolate/milk chocolate
  • 1 egg for egg wash

Method :

  • Roll out puff pastry dough into large rectangle. Mine was 30 x 40 cm.
  • Cut into 10 equally size 15 x 8 cm rectangles.
  • Cut the chocolate into finger size if possible or just break into small pieces.
  • Put some of chocolate on the narrow edge of pastry and then roll up. Repeat the process until finished.
  • Put on baking tray, seam side down. Because I use homemade puff pastry dough, I let the pastry rolls to rest for 30 minutes covered, until risen.
  • In the last 10 minutes rest, preheat the oven at 210°C.
  • (If you use store-bought pastry sheet, skip the ‘resting time’, and preheat oven before you roll up the pastry).
  • Beat the egg, brush on the surface of pastries.
  • Bake at 210°C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, puffy and crisp.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly before put on serving dish. This pastry can be served warm or at room temperature.
  • Note : beware that when just come out from oven, the chocolate still melt, oozing, and hot ! Please don’t directly eat or it will burning your tongue.

 

Pain au Chocolat

 

You can make the size smaller for mini Pain au Chocolat or cut into triangles to make Chocolate Croissant.

Bon Appetit !

 

 

Asparagus Pastry

Published May 25, 2014 by Ninik Becker

Asparagus pastry

Another option to eat asparagus in simple way is by stuff it in puff pastry. About 30 minutes include preparation. Asparagus Pastry for party snack or just enjoy it with a cup of hot drink.

In fact this is nostalgic for me, tried to make this when I was small girl. Have nothing experience about baking. At that time my mother still use conventional oven over the stove.

And now I want to make it again with really simple steps. I make this snack in the same day with asparagus for breakfast in my last post.

Ingredients :

  • green asparagus, the number is up to you, clean and cut the hard end
  • red radish, if you like, slice
  • salt and pepper
  • frozen puff pastry, the number is up to you (I use the square-cut).
  • 1 egg, beaten

Thaw frozen puff pastry for 10 minutes. Preheat oven at 225 C

Line puff pastries  sheets (I line them on chopping block ), then brush with egg wash.

Place green asparagus and radish in the middle of the pastry diagonal direction, season with salt and pepper.

Bring two opposite corner of square pastry together and seal with egg wash.

Place in baking sheet on parchment paper.

Brush all the surface with egg wash. Season again with freshly crack black pepper.

Asparagus pastry

Bake at 225 C preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.

I enjoy it with a cup of hot coffee. Just so simple.

And that pretty elephant on the cup ? I love it !

Asparagus pastry with a cup of coffee

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