We've made Apple Puffs for tonight's dessert. I wrote a blogpost yesterday about the apple trees in our garden and actually inspired myself - ha, ha!
This is an easy, peasy recipe. Can't remember where I first saw it, but I'm guessing a Danish magazine, as there is the option to use marcipan... a Danish stalwart. Feel free to use pears or peaches if you have those. Even tinned fruit turns out pretty yummy...
You will need:
- a packet of ready-made puff pastry
- apples, pears, peaches (from your own orchard ;) or tinned)
- small packet of marcipan (optional)
- butter or margarine
- sugar, demerara/brown/white or honey
- cinammon (optional)
Roll out the pastry and cut into individual squares or circles. You can also do heartshapes for 'that special someone'! LOL
If you're using marcipan, roll it out (I place it in a plastic bag before rolling, so there's no mess) and cut out small circles and place them on top of the pastry shapes.
Next, peel and slice your apples in half, carefully remove the core. Slice it, trying to keep it's shape.
Place the apple on to the middle of the pastry (or on top of the marcipan layer if using) and push down gently so the apple fans out (so it looks 'cheffy').
Brush the whole thing with melted butter or margarine and sprinkle with whatever sugar you are using. Sprinkle on a bit of cinammon too, if liked.
Bake the aple puffs in a hot oven (400f, 200c, gas mark 5?) for about 15 minutes until golden brown and puffy.
Serve with whipped cream, pouring cream or (DD7's favourite) icecream.
Happy Saturday night!
With love from Denmark <3>