Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Brunch: Nutella Pastry Pockets

Gardening Mom always taught me to never show up empty-handed when invited to someone's home, and I am so glad she did!  It is always nice to acknowledge your host, and lately I've been really into bringing edible hostess gifts or contributions to the meal we may be invited over for.

Handsome Husband and I spent most of the day at Gram and Gramps house for Easter, and since she was hosting brunch, I brought these Nutella pastry pockets!  I originally saw these babies over at Bakers Royale,  then found the recipe at Endless Simmer, but even saw them posted all over Tumblr, too!  I have an unhealthy relationship with Nutella, so it was a no-brainer on what to make after seeing this recipe!

I made some changes to the original recipe, and also ended up with significantly less total pastry pockets than the original recipe, my puff pastry must have been sold in a different quantity.

Nutella Pastry Pockets
Yields 16 pastry pockets

2 boxes frozen puff pastry - mine yielded 8 pockets each
1 1/2 cups Nutella
1 banana
4 strawberries
Egg wash (combine 1 egg with 1 tbsp water)
Confectioner's sugar - for dusting
Chocolate chips - for drizzling

(This is what the egg wash will look like)

Thaw frozen puff pastry according to box - I did mine overnight the night before.  Then cut sheets of puffy pastry into squares approximately 4 x 4 inches.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Then, using either a ziploc bag and snipping the corner, or a piping bag - fill with Nutella.

Pipe Nutella in the shape of a triangle on each 4 x 4 square of puff pastry.

This where I made a few different options - bananas, strawberries, and just plain Nutella.

(Banana option)

(Strawberry option)

(Plain Nutella)

After pockets are filled with your desired elements, apply egg wash along all four sides of the puff pastry square using your finger or a small brush.  Then fold the unfilled corner to the opposite side, and use a fork to press edges to seal together.

Endless Simmer suggests brushing pastries with a final washing of egg wash, but I completely forgot to do this and they turned out amazing - up to you!

Bake at 450 degrees for 9-11 minutes (my oven had them perfect at 10 minutes) or until golden on top.

Dust tops of pockets with confectioner's sugar, 

and drizzle with melted chocolate (I always add oil to my melted chocolate if using to drizzle - makes it thinner and easier to drizzle without big "lumps").

These were a huge hit, and I'm so glad I decided to make them!

(Couldn't even get a picture before a few were scooped up!)

Bake away!


Shellsea said...

A-Mazing! These look wonderful and from personal experience I can say they were delish! Mr. Hunnel is trying to get me to make them now!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Those look SO good!

Sarah said...

mmm!! looks de-lish!

Casey said...

Thanks Sarah - you should try em! Thanks for coming by my blog, too!

Michelle said...

MMmm.. these look amazing! I shouldn't have looked at this post hungry! LOL I love nutella! I loveeeee using puff pastry too! Thanks for linking up! Now following you back :)

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Jazmin @ Happily Ever After said...

These look soooo tasty! AND simple, which is SO me. Love 'em. Going to make them soon!

Elsa said...

i have to make this! yum!!! thanks for sharing

Lyndsay said...

They look delicious! I love nutella!

Lyndsay @ Simply Lyndsay

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