All posts tagged: pastry

Quick Pastry Finger Food

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all have a great start of the week. Today, I have a simple easy quick recipe to share with you. I love making this recipe because the biscuits are great as snacks or party food. You only need few minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to bake. It tastes great and goes well with cocktails, wine or just beer.  One sheet of puff pastry can make tons of it. If you cannot finish it, you can always store them in an airtight container for later. I make these savoury biscuits for myself very often. It’s my perfect afternoon snacks, light and crisp with heaps of sesame seeds and poppy seeds. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. xoxo INGREDIENTS Puff pastry – 1 sheet Paprika Poppy seeds Black sesame seeds White sesame seeds Salt Egg – for egg wash INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 180°C. Let the puff pastry sit at room temperature until it softens a bit. Use a sharp knife to cut the pastry to the size …

Mini Maltese pastizzi

We had a trip to Malta last year. Although at the end we had to cut our stay short because of a family emergency, I will never forget the beautiful country and the yummy pastizzi. Traditionally, it has ricotta or pea flavors. You can find it everywhere in Malta. I remembered we went to Mr. Maxims Pastizzeria to try it out for the first time because it has good reviews on tripadvisor. The truth is I think you can buy a tasty pastizz in any pastry shop or cafes. I can’t remember how many pastizzi I had during our stay, and I have never had so much pastry in such a short time. I created a mini version here because my biggest cookie cutter is only 8 cm. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂 Makes 27 INGREDIENTS 130g dried split peas 1 onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon curry powder 3 sheets of puff pastry salt and pepper 1 egg to make the egg wash salt and pepper Olive oil round cookie cutter INSTRUCTIONS Soak the dried …

Mini pithiviers

This is one of my favorite desserts/snacks. Whenever I make it, everyone likes it. It is sweet, but not too sweet. The pastry is so crispy. Perfect to serve as a dinner dessert with your favorite ice cream. Or, it goes well with afternoon tea. Simple and delicious. Good looking too with the golden-brown color and the almond aroma. My mouth is watering now… 🙂 Makes 13 INGREDIENTS Filling 80g unsalted butter 70g caster sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon white wine 1 small orange zest, finely grated 70g ground almonds 10g plain flour Pastry 3 sheets of pre-made puff pastry 1 egg, beaten icing sugar INSTRUCTIONS Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Mix in the egg, white wine and orange zest. Mix well. Fold in the ground almonds and flour. Leave the filling in the fridge while prepare the pastry. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Line the baking try. Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles and place on the baking paper. Spread the filling over the …