October 19, 2023Review Recipe
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This easy-to-make baked puff pastry is the perfect combination of light, flaky layers of pastry dough and a mouthwatering sweet glaze – all baked to golden perfection in your very own kitchen. Nothing is more satisfying than biting into this warm, flaky puff pastry that will melt in your mouth.
Baked Puff Pastry Ingredients
Baked puff pastry is perhaps the most delectable of all pastries. Its crisp, golden exterior yields a flaky, buttery inside, allowing for a soft yet crunchy texture that will tantalize your taste buds.
Drizzled with powdered sugar and honey, every bite of this sweet treat will have you eager for more.
To make this delicious pastry at home:
- ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 sheets of puff pastry
- ¼ cup of honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
Substitutions And Additions
FILLINGS: There are as many ways to enhance your puff pastry as you can imagine. Spread a layer of Nutella inside or leave off the honey and add a savory filling such as herbed cream cheese. You could also add a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or brown sugar along with the honey drizzle; the possibilities are endless!
CHOCOLATE CHIPS: For a touch of indulgence, sprinkle some chocolate chips on the pastry before baking. They’ll melt into the dough, creating pockets of rich, melted chocolate that complements the pastry’s sweetness. Dark, milk, or white chocolate could be used based on your preference.
NUTS: If you enjoy a bit of crunch in your pastries, adding some chopped nuts could be a great idea. Almonds, walnuts, or pistachios can provide an interesting textural contrast and a hint of earthy flavor.
How To Make This Baked Puff Pastry Recipe
Our easy instructions below will help you to shape the puff pastry into a picture-perfect treat. Once you unfold the pastry, this is the time to add any fillings you want.
You will then cut and shape the pastry before baking it until it is puffy and golden. Serve warm out of the oven or save them for a snack later.
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
STEP TWO: Sprinkle your work surface with flour, and unfold the thawed puff pastry dough. Use a rolling pin to smooth out the creases on each sheet of puff pastry. They should be about 11×12 inches.
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Puff pastry should be at room temperature to work with, as this makes it easier to flatten out and more pliable to shape.
STEP THREE: Pour the honey onto one of the puff pastry sheets and spread it to all 4 corners with a pastry brush. Cover with the second sheet.
STEP FOUR: Using a pizza cutter or very sharp knife, cut the dough into ½ inch strips. Twist 2 strips together and roll them into a knot. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
When cutting your pastry to the desired size or shape, cut directly through the layers of dough, don’t drag the knife as this will tear the pastry.
STEP FIVE: In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water with a fork. Brush the egg wash onto each pastry and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sift powdered sugar onto each pastry and drizzle with honey before serving.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your pastry as the suggested baking time approaches.
How To Serve
For another sweet twist on the traditional dish, top the puff pastry with homemade applesauce, a drizzle of honey, and nuts.
For a savory appetizer, add some creamy brie cheese on top of the puff pastry and sprinkle with your favorite herbed blend or a spoonful of cranberry sauce.
This puff pastry dessert, with its delicate layers and sweet filling, does need a bit of special care when it comes to storing and reheating. Here’s what you need to know.
MAKE AHEAD: It’s best to bake puff pastries the same day you plan to eat them for optimal freshness and crispness. However, you can prepare the pastry by laying out the dough and adding the sugar mixture a day in advance. Store the unbaked pastries in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.
ON THE COUNTER: If your honey glaze pastry follows the above ingredients without any additional fillings, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.
IN THE FRIDGE: If you have added fillings to the puff pastry, we recommend storing them in the fridge for up to two days.
IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing baked puff pastry as it will lose its light, flaky texture.
Using store-bought puff pastry makes this baked puff pastry recipe a snap to make. With buttery layers of flaky, crispy pastry and a sweet glaze, this recipe is a delightful treat whether you are serving it for breakfast or as an appetizer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Baked puff pastry is a type of light, flaky dough that can be used to make sweet or savory dishes. It’s made with layers of butter and flour that are folded several times before it’s rolled, chilled, and finally cut before baking. The result is a crisp, golden pastry that literally melts in your mouth.
To store this classic puff pastry, if it is made without fillings, you can keep it at room temperature for up to two days. If you have added fillings, you should store it in the fridge for two days.
Pre-made puff pastry sheets are kept in the freezer section at the grocery store, usually near where the pre-made pie crusts are kept.
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Baked Puff Pastry
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Sprinkle your surface with flour, and unfold the thawed puff pastry. Use a rolling pin to smooth out the creases on each sheet. They should be about 11×12 inches.
- Pour the honey onto one of the puff pastry sheets and spread it to all 4 corners. Cover with the second sheet.
- Cut the dough into ½ inch strips using a pizza cutter or knife. Twist 2 strips together and roll them into a knot. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water with a fork. Brush onto each pastry and bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Sift powdered sugar onto each pastry and drizzle with honey before serving.
- Puff pastry should be at room temperature to work with, as this makes it easier to flatten out and more pliable to shape.
- When cutting your pastry to the desired size or shape, cut directly through the layers of dough, don’t drag the knife as this will tear the pastry.
- Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your pastry as the suggested baking time approaches.