Obviously the first thing I set up was the kitchen but my pantry is not nearly as stocked as I would otherwise normally have. So I have been making simple, hassle free dinners. I was thinking of starting this first week at our new place with a dessert but I did not have butter. So most of my desserts were ruled out. But luckily, the savior of the day was the frozen puff pastry sheet that I had lying in the freezer. Fill it up with fruits/nuts and chocolate for a yummy dessert and thats what I did. Filled the puff pastry sheet with a mixture of chocolate morsels and nut, baked it for 15 min et voila dessert's ready.
Like I said, I was out of most of my pantry things. So I had to make do with the chocolate chips but using a good chocolate will make this an even better dessert. So I would recommend using good quality chocolate if possible.
- Thaw the puff pastry in the refrigerator. I move the puff pastry sheet from the freezer to the fridge 5 hrs before I am ready to start filling the sheet.
- You can also use chocolate bars for the filling. Just make 1 inch pieces of the chocolate and use that to fill the pastry squares.
- Use a good quality chocolate for better result though nestle chocolate morsels worked fine.
- I used egg wash to get a shiny brown crust but if need be you can substitute eggs with milk or cream.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 egg (for egg wash)
Thaw the frozen puff pastry as per the package instructions.
In a bowl mix chocolates and walnuts.
Cut the frozen pastry sheet into 9 square pieces.
Place a spoonful of the mixture at one end of the square. Roll it tightly into a log. make sure the filing stays in place.
Alternately, you can place the mixture at the center and fold one edge over the other to form a triangle.
Brush the top with egg wash and place it on a cookie sheet.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake the pastry for 15 to 20 min or until its golden brown at the top.
Serve warm or at room temp.