Mar
6

Quick Puff Pastry

You can have a pretty and simple to make dessert, even at home.. Just keep some ready-made puff pastry in your fridge, and have a few cans of fruit fillings. And you gotta have whip cream all the time.

This is how I made my quick puff pastry. Thaw the puff pastry for about 10 minutes so you can cut it. If it’s the small square type, you could just use it straight away, or cut out shapes with your cookie cutter. Cut a pair of every shape.

Then, bake it in the oven at 200C (the instruction on the packet says up to 230C) but I don’t want the top to burn. You could try. Do not open the oven door at least for the first 15 minutes. After 15 to 20 minutes, the puff pastry should be ready.

In the mean time, prepare the filling. Here are 2 recipes, one is the plain old whippped cream and the other, with mascarpone cheese.

Whipped Cream Recipe

1 cup whip cream/ heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add all ingredients together and whip at medium or high speed until the cream has doubled in volume, smooth and thick. Serve immediately or refrigerated for a day.

Mascarpone Cream

4 oz. mascarpone cheese

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. orange or lemon zest

Combine everything. Beat until smooth at high speed until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Can be kept for about 4 days.

So I made my filling with the mascarpone cheese..(intended to use this for my tiramisu, but just couldn’t find the time to try it.) To assemble your dessert, make sure the puff pastry has cooled a bit. Layer the cream on it, followed by the fruit fillings. Then top with the second layer. Easy kan ?

Yum..yumm

I think I put too much of everything, can’t see the first layer of the puff pastry beneath.. and the cream could be slightly thicker. Doesn’t matter, everything is gone after I took this picture.. Have a try, you’ll surely love it. :)

p/s : Check out “Soup with puff pastry” posted on 6th April, 08. Thanks. 

zetty yusof says:

thnx !!
cant wait to try this recipe after i got my frozen puff pastry..

Yasmin says:

Salam Zetty, byk jual puff pastry ni, kat Tesco or Carrefour ada, kat section frozen.

zetty yusof says:

hye..
this is my first time looking @ this blog..
Wow..
really great recipe u’ve got there..
but if may i ask..
where do u specifically buy that frozen puff pastry ?
i mean i havent found any of it..
and its really hard to make pastry without that..
is there any at Cold Storage or Carefour ?

Min says:

Hai hai..thanks all for stopping by.
Rozana, you ngajar kat mana? Kak Kam, c u in KK ya. Mil and Fadli, tq cuba le resepi ni, resepi org malas :) .

fadli says:

Hello Kak Min,

Lama tak lawat page ni.
Resipi ni saya kena cuba buat ni :)

KAK KAM says:

Assalamualaikum Min,
macam sedap aja puff pastry Min buat tu, kak kebetulan baru beli cutter bintang macam Min punya nanti kak cuba buat tentu sedap juga. . . ha ha ha.
Terima kasih bagi idea.

rozana says:

I got an idea for my next cooking class Min..thank u…

emil@mamamia says:

hi kak min..it’s look so yummy to me…i can feel the sweetest..the crunchy..the everythings…comel cutter tu mcm christmas plak rasa..hehehehe..