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.