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Puff Pastry Folding Hacks

Simple and easy ways to fold your own pastries!

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Puff Pastry Folding Hacks

Simple and easy ways to fold your own pastries!

Ingredients

  • 1 x sheet ready rolled puff pastry
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Apricot jam
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries

Steps

  1. Mix together the cream cheese & honey. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Hack 1: cut a square 10cm x 10cm out of your puff pastry. Spread a line of the cream cheese down the centre of the square, leaving a small space at the top and bottom and top with apricot jam. Cut horizontal lines, spaced 1 cm apart coming from the cream cheese outwards. Plait the pastry strands over the filling and seal at the top and bottom with your fingers. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden and puffed up.
  3. Hack 2: cut a square 10cm x 10cm out of your puff pastry. Turn so that you have a diamond shape facing you. Lightly fold the diamond so the bottom point meets the top point. Make two incisions in the pastry, 2cm in from the outside, in a diamond shape, but make sure they do not meet at the top. Unfold the pastry. Fold the top diamond down and the bottom diamond up so you are left with a smaller diamond in the centre and two points coming out of either side. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the flat diamond in the centre and top with blueberries. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden and puffed up.
  4. Hack 3: cut a square 10cm x 10cm out of your puff pastry. Cut lines at 45 degrees in each corner, but make sure they don’t meet in the middle, so that you have 4 diamond-ish shapes in the piece of pastry. Fold one corner into the middle, followed by the same corner of the diamond-ish shape next to it, and repeat with the 3rd and 4th sections. You will be left with something that looks like a wind spinner. Place some cream cheese mixture in the centre and top with a few slices of strawberry. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden and puffed up.
  5. Hack 4: cut a square 10cm x 10cm out of your puff pastry. Fold all the corners nearly into the centre of the pastry, stopping just short of the centre so that you can form a loop shaped piece of pastry. Place a spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the centre and top with blueberries. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden and puffed up.