20 July 2011

The mini series: puff pastry with hazelnut and pear

I am all rested from quite a hectic Saturday and really to go on with my mini series. Remember the hazelnut stuffing I made earlier? It’s been sitting in my fridge for about 2 weeks now. All the flavors are nicely mixed and I was ready to use them. At first I wanted to make the stuffed cookies I remembered from my childhood, but I didn’t have the right ingredients.
I did have some frozen puff pastry. I just love puff pastry. I know some will make it from scratch, and maybe one day I will do to, but for now I just love the frozen all ready to go puff pastry. I try to have at least one package (about 10 sheets) in my freezer so I can make a sweet or savory snack in no time.
I also had some ripe pears so I thought why not use at least one of them.
One puff pastry sheet was enough to fill nine little molds.
I made 24 pieces so I needed about 3 sheets of puff pastry.
On top of the pastry I put a scoop of hazelnut stuffing.

Then on top of that some thinly sliced pear. I preheated the oven on 180C degrees while finishing all the other moulds.
I baked them for about 15-20 minutes and after around 15 minutes I kept coming back to check up on them every couple of minutes. Just to make sure I didn’t burn them.
I was so exited when they were done. I was soo looking forward to make something with my hazelnut stuffing.
The puff pastry was nice and crispy and very flaky.

The hazelnut stuffing went really well with the pasty, but blew the pear right out of the water. The pear was nowhere with the strong hazelnut flavor around and tasted really bland. Next time I will lose the pear and just go with the hazelnut stuffing.

7 comments:

  1. Glad to see the mini series back in action! These look so yummy :) Sorry to hear the pear got lost in the flavor...

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  2. Shame that the pear was overcome - maybe if you made a concentrated pear puree would that work? Love mini food and hazelnut is such a fantastic flavour.

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  3. These are so cute, Lilly. I love pear and almonds so I'm sure this one is for me, too. I really like your hazelnut marzipan.

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  4. Is there another fruit that you could find that would work well with the strong hazelnut? It looks so amazing. Of course, loving hazelnut like I do, I would think just the filling would be fantastic. Great job.

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  5. I think banana will work. I remember some people like to eat banana with Nutella. Next time I'll try some banana and chocolate on top!

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  6. Oooh...I bet these are amazing! I'll take 4!

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  7. These are kind of like Lays Potato Chips, betcha can't eat just one!

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