One more Valentines Day recipe! We had a V day themed morning tea at work recently, and I decided to do something with puff pastry as it had been ages. This is such an easy recipe, I served it the next day something I would not recommend, so serve it immediately or pretty soon-ish :).
These puff pastry hearts are absolutely cute besides being pretty delicious … On to the recipe! PS: I did not mention the quantity as I went with the flow and eye-balled the amounts hehe … Trust me you can’t go wrong with chocolate and strawberries!
- Puff Pastry
- Strawberries (maybe some raspberries) – frozen or fresh depending on season
- Apricot glaze – 2 tbsp
Roll out the puff pastry to about 1/4″ height and use a heart shape cookie cutter and cut out the hearts. I then used a smaller heart shape cutter and marked a ‘border’ right in the middle.
Spread some nutella in the inner heart. If you are using fresh fruit, top it with the strawberries, if you are using frozen, I thawed it out in a saucepan with a tsp of sugar. It was nice and syrupy. I carefully placed the cooked fruit in the middle of the heart. The thing with the frozen fruit is that the syrup tends to go out of the inner heart, instead of staying in place. Brush the sides with egg wash.
Bake at 200C until it has full risen and puffed up. This should take about 20-30mins. While the puff pastry is cooking, heat the apricot glaze till runny.
Once they are done, move the pretty hearts to a cooling tray. Paint over the strawberries and if you want to garnish, garnish with some chopped or silvered pistachios.