MAPLE – WALNUT PASTRY

Lately I am into fast and easy baking. No hassle waiting 2 hours for the dough to rise, no waiting until special preparation or steps are done. This time I am making it easy…frozen puff pastry from the freezer of your closest grocery store, yes and you can do it too! Sometime we just don’t have a time to make our own puff pastry dough, so let’s use the convenience of the 21st century: frozen puff pastry.

Don’t worry, your hubby or kids won’t recognize store made dough and you are going to still feel like a mighty Chef anyways, because these walnut maple syrup pastries are going to taste so good!

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This recipe makes 16 small pieces of pastry. (aprox. 2″x4″ or 5cmx12cm) If you think this is too much for you, you can reduce the ingredients in half.

If you will have a chance, buy the rolled out already puff pastry, it saves you even more work on rolling out the dough, you will appreciate this, when your kids will be screaming “mommy I want to have something sweet”!! ☺

So let’s get started!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 908g Puff pastry dough (2pkg from food store)
  • 80g maple syrup
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 40g whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 whole egg beaten
  • 120g walnuts chopped + for topping

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F.
  2. To make the filling, combine maple syrup, sugar, butter, whipping cream and egg yolk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and leave to boil for a few minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the walnuts. Leave to cool completely on the counter or place it in the fridge for 30 min.
  3. Divide the puff pastry dough in half and roll it out to 5mm (1/4″) thickness, approx. 60cm x 30 cm (12″x12″) rectangle.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 rectangles. Spoon 3 to 4 teaspoons of the mixture into the middle of the rectangle lengthwise.
  5. Cut 5  slits along both naked sides. Pleat inwards, try to pleat as such to keep the mixture inside or it will leak out while baking.
  6. Place on baking sheets lined with baking parchment paper.
  7. Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with walnuts.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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Be careful not to burn your tongue, while trying these tasty pastries, because exactly after 10 min. in the oven, your house will fill up with this tempting aroma of fresh baked pastry and you will definitely have somebody asking, “where is all this lovely aroma coming from”? So once, you will take them out of the oven, you better wait another 15 min. to let the pastries cool down, otherwise you can get burn by the sauce inside the pastry.

Well, but now enjoy the maple-walnut pastries or Bon Appetit!

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If you’d like to comment on this recipe or have any questions how to prepare this delicious maple-walnut pastries, just leave a comment here below and I’ll try to respond as soon as I can. Yours Julia Recipes!

 

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