What To Make With Puff Pastry Sheets
If you have recently bought or even made puff pastry sheets, you will probably be wondering what amazing recipes you can make with them. Puff pastry is a very versatile kind of pastry, as it can go great for appetizers, pies, main meals and even desserts and sweets. This is due to the fact that this crusty dough is simply made out of flour, oil, water and salt; therefore, nearly everything goes! Take a look at the following suggestions if you want to know what to make with puff pastry sheets!
Puff pastry is ideal for starters, appetizers or for buffets where lots of friends or family gather around and you need lots of choices.
There are some very easy and delicious recipes such as baked sausage blankets, which you can make by cutting sausages in small portions, wrapping them with puff pastry and popping them in the oven, cheese and celery turnovers or leek and goat's cheese parcels.
This last recipe is simple and is very elegant to take at any meal. Cook the cut up leek in the frying pan with half a cut up onion, add two spoonfuls of the mix to a square sheet of puff pastry, add a slice of goat's cheese and fold the four tips over so the ingredients are covered, forming an X. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes or until the pastry is crispy and voilà!
If you're wondering what to make with puff pastry sheets as a main dish, you're in luck! There are many main dishes that are great to make, as this pastry is very filling.
One of the most famous main dishes you can make with these sheets is quiche, one of the most famous French foods. Though you can go for the classic Quiche Lorraine, there are thousands and thousands of variations such as mushroom quiche, spinach quiche or ham and cheese quiche.
There are also other traditional main dish recipes that can be made with puff pastry such as potato strudel, Cornish pasties or pot pie.
As we mentioned earlier you can also make sweet dishes with puff pastry sheets. If you're craving dessert, then you're in luck, because you have plenty of options that involve this pastry.
Some of the easiest recipes are strawberry tart or lemon berry napoleons, which hardly require any specific cooking abilities and are great to make with children!
However, if you really want to surprise your guests in an effortless way is to make delicious Nutella croissants. Cut the puff pastry sheet into rectangles and then cut again diagonally, getting a sort of triangle shape. Add a tablespoonful of chocolate (add more on the base of the triangle) and start wrapping from the wider side to make the croissant shape. Put them on the baking tray and lightly brush them over with some egg so the tips of the croissant stick together better and will get a more golden color in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and you have your chocolate croissant!
There are many recipes that can be made with puff pastry but that require specific puff pastry shapes such as tartlets, shells...
If you're afraid of creating the shapes, don't worry, puff pastry is very versatile and you'll be able to shape it into any figure you like, you can even use shape cutters to create original figures and borders! To cook these shapes in the oven you may want some extra support, so we advise you to use specific molds so that the shape isn't altered while baking in the oven.
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