There's nothing better than the smell of fresh baking. I love to bake and I love to try new things. This is a recipe I've been playing about with this idea from Sainsbury's since Christmas for a mid morning pick me up.
You will need:
- Puff Pastry - ready rolled is ideal
- Jam / Mincemeat - for the filling - as you play with the recipe there are loads of other things you could use
- Cinnamon - around two table spoons (for sweet toppings)
- Sugar - around two table spoons (for sweet toppings)
You can use any filling/topping you like - for example tomato and cheese (probably a hard cheese like parmesan would be best) to create a pizza like twist.
Preheat your oven to around 180 degrees (fan) 200 degrees
Pepare a a baking sheet with grease proof paper - you can at a push use the paper that comes with your pasty
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together - you can keep this in a bowl or as I do put it in a dispenser like and unused salt seller, it can then be used for other things such as toppings on your coffee.
Step two - Mincemeat Twists
With the remaining piece cut this in half
One one piece spread out your chosen filling - for me this is mincemeat
Place the other half on top - like making a sandwich
Taking a rolling pin gently roll across the pastry to press the mix in to it. Don't press too hard or your filling will come out.
Flip your pastry and sprinkle the cinnamon & sugar on this side and press this in with the rolling pin
Gently cut your pastry in to strips - twist each strip and place on your baking tray
Once the pastry is set place your tray in the oven for around ten minutes - keep checking until the pastry is golden brown
Step three - Raspberry Jam Twists
Take your remaining half of the pastry
Take your second topping - mine is raspberry jam
spread on to one half of the pastry
Place the second piece of pastry on top just as before.
Sprinkle your cinnamon and sugar mix over the top and roll with the rolling pin.
If you are using jam there will probably be some that comes out of the middle
Flip your pastry and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix pressing it in gently with the rolling pin
Let the pastry rest and set in the fridge or somewhere cool for 20 mins
Place in the oven and leave for 10 minutes - keep checking and remove when golden brown
Allow both sets to cool then enjoy with your morning coffee
These can be kept for approximately two days in an airtight tin if you can resist the for that long!