2 Blissful French Pastries To Enjoy At Home
French pastries are delicious and sinful at the same time. However, they are not impossible to make at home, no matter which part of the world you belong to. Here, I am sharing my two fav pastry recipes that you will also love.
Chocolate Croissants – Famous Among French Pastries
It’s one of the sinfully tasty French pastries that you must try it out. It won’t take much time to make and has a simple recipe to gift you a delightful evening. When you would bite into the croissant the chocolate inside will melt in your mouth.
Yield: 16 small croissants
– Large egg, 1
– Water, 1 tablespoon
– Puff pastry sheet, 1, thawed
– Chocolate chips, semi-sweet, 2/3 cup
• Turn your oven heat to 350°F. Prepare to a baking sheet, applying parchment paper over them.
• Beat water and egg together in a small pot with a fork and set aside. Lightly apply flour on your working surface. Unfold your pastry sheet over it and dust it with some flour on top.
• Roll the sheet into a big square. First, cut the square into half and then cut out each half into 4 rectangles. You will get 8 rectangles. Now cut the rectangles diagonally making 16 triangle pieces.
• Place 2 tsp of chocolate chips in the middle of each of pastry triangle. Then roll each triangle starting from the wider end. Make sure you place the tip of the triangle for each croissant at the bottom to tuck under. Bend the corners to give it a crescent shape. Brush egg wash over the croissants.
• At last, bake the croissants for 20-25 minutes or wait till they become golden brown.
Pear Galettes – One Of The Tastiest French Pastries
Bite into the goodness of pear and the taste of French pastries with this amazing recipe of Pear Galettes.
Yield: 6 Personal
For Pastry Crust
– Flour, 2 cups
– Sugar, 1 teaspoon
– Salt, a ¼ teaspoon
– Butter, 12 tablespoons, softened
– Iced water- 7 tbsp
For Pear Filling
– Pears, 4-5, peeled and thinly sliced
– Melted butter, 4 tablespoons
– Sugar, 6 tablespoons
Preparing The Dough
• Combine sugar, salt and flour in your food processor bowl. You can mix with your hands in case you don’t have a food processor. Add butter into it and pulse until butter pieces reduced to small pea size.
• Dribble in 1 tablespoon iced water at a time while pulsing until the dough sticks together when you pinch with your fingers.
• Shape the pastry dough into a ball. Now flatten it into a disc. Fold the dough with a plastic to put it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
• At 400°F, preheat your oven. Take out the dough from the fridge and cut it into 6 equal pieces. Over a parchment paper, sprinkle some flour. Over it, roll-out each dough to make 8-10 inches of diameter. Place each of these over a baking sheet which is lined with parchment paper.
• Put pears on each disc, leaving only 2-inch gap from the outside. Fold the dough edges over to pears and crimp the edges.
• Brush each dough with pears with butter. Sprinkle some sugar over the edges of the dough and some more on pears.
• Bake the pastry for 30-35 minutes in the oven. Until its crust turns dark golden brown, bake it.