6 May 2011

Fat Friday...


Oh man. Just thinking about these sweet, flaky, ready-to-eat goodies is making me drool.

And then I remember that I'm back at uni, and they're 40 miles away. Sob.

Honestly though, it's probably best that these are as far away from me as possible as it would be far too easy to gobble the lot. Adapted from one of Joy's recipes [my obsession with that site is becoming all too tangible, apologies], these chocolate-peanut-puff-pastry parcels were described by the lady herself as pillows. I can't promise I'd be tempted to sleep on them; crumbs in the hair isn't a great look for me personally, but I will no doubt be dreaming about them [whilst sleeping on very normal, cotton covered pillows.....promise].

I can't waffle on about these enough really, although I probably already have. All you need to know is that these are ridiculously easy to make, and even easier to scoff. So read, make, bake and eat :)


Pre-heat the oven to GM 6 // 400°C // 200°C and line a baking tray with foil [use butter to stick it to the tray..mmmm butter glue]

Take your sheet of pastry and roll it out onto a floured surface. Roll until it's stretched about an inch on each side.



Gently fold the pastry in two to form a crease, then unfold and use a sharp knife to slice down the line.

Place one piece on top of the other and slice into 18 squares of equal size [or 36 squares if you're counting both layers]


Split the squares apart, removing all of the top layer from the bottom layer. BIG tip here - keep the squares in the same order so it's easy to match them to their counterpart later on....unless of course you love a good ol' game of concentration.

Now for the nommable part. I think I pretty much got a meal out of the ''leftover'' chocolate and peanut butter. Please don't judge; what else is a girl to do when there's [god forbid] no bowl to scrape clean?!

Spoon about 1/2 tsp of peanut butter onto each of the bottom squares, then top with about half a chunk of chocolate, or a few chocolate chips if you prefer.


Next up, it's time to tuck in these little mounds of YUM by matching them up with their respective top layer. Dab a little water around the edges of the bottom square before placing the upper layer on top, squeezing gently to seal the sides.

To double check the parcels are sealed properly, use a fork to crimp around the edges.


Pop the crimped parcels onto your pre-lined tray, and use a little milk to brush the tops. Sprinkle with some granulated sugar for some extra crunch if you like.


Put them into the oven for about ten minutes until golden brown, crispy and puffed up. Apparently these have a tendency to explode, but thankfully this batch remained firmly intact. And if they do decide to blow up? Well, you'll just have to find some way of cleaning up the melted chocolate/peanut butter combo I guess...difficult job, but someone's got to do it.


And here they are in all their crisped-up flaky glory. Pastry pillows that I doubt will last long enough for you to try sleeping on anyway. NOM.

xxx

39 comments:

liza said...

Oh my gosh, they look amazing. I'm definitely going to have to try these. You have no idea how much I love peanut butter, but peanut butter, chocolate AND puff pastry? Dream come true!

xx

Hannah said...

I'm not a fan of peanut butter but I'd definitely try these with just the chocolate, they look bloody amazing and totes delicious =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

Penny and Lola said...

Dribbling !! xx

Dani said...

Lately I've been bookmarking all of your Fat Friday posts and saving them in my recipe folder, but this one looks SERIOUSLY delish! Must. Make. Now.!!
xxx

Laura said...

I would find it hard to stop myself from eating all of these immediately, anything that combines peanut butter is a winner for me! x

Grace said...

These look perfect - I'm thinking I will make them this weekend! Yummm

Grace x
secretly styled.

Mo said...

Wow these look good!! I've never seen anything like them! I'll need to pass this round my office. Love your fat friday posts.
xxx

Lauren said...

I am actually so jealous that I don't have these in front of me. Right. Now.

daisychain said...

Oh good lord, I just drooled all over my hand. For real.

She's Dressing Up said...

They look delicious! I'm a fan of anything peanut butter related, but these sound especially gorgeous!

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

What am I supposed to say here except *DROOL*....

Maria said...

I am actually sititng down the corridor from you drooling over this post... jeesh that sounds weird but these are amazing!

Maria xxx

Ifee. said...

They look gorgeous! omg my mouth is seriously leaking! x

Belle&Alexa said...

omgoooddd! these are amazing! I love your fat fridays posts so much - i have such a sweet tooth, haha.
Don't like peanut butter though, oooh, could use just chocolate and add cinammon (my addiction)?

xxx

Miss P said...

Oh, oh, oh! I want these in my life! Ps I am just as addicted to Joy- love that gal x

Hayley said...

Mmmm like mini Pop Tarts! I think I might see if I can find cherry jam in Tesco later and try with chocolate lumps :D

Rosie [a rosie outlook] said...

I need to make these, they look absolutely amazing! My mouth is actually watering at the mere thought!
xxx

Chuck said...

Normally I like my peanut butter straight up on a bagel. Why marr the deliciousness? These look kind of tempting though. Mostly your great pictures perhaps?

Sherin said...

Nom Nom. These look delicous! If something has both puff pastry AND chocolates, I'm in.

Cara said...

Those look lovely, except I'm not a fan of peanut butter. Might just have to make them anyway. (:

Jes said...

Looks amazing! great blog, love the pictures!

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Shoe said...

I can't believe you're from Warwick too... I've been here for 7 months wondering whether there's another style blogger secretly taking pictures too! That's so cool!!! And I'm so happy to have found your blog, it's just beautiful.

herecomesthesun said...

Holy crap I have to make these!! Oh my gosh there is nothing like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

Winnie said...

Oh Danni! These look amazing and I have to admit that I do feel a little fatter after reading the post teehee!

Oh and re: dim sum in Brum? Of course, have you ever been round China town? That's where I always go for my dim sum with my family. You definitely should try it one day!

Kat said...

these look so amazingly good!!! im definitely gonna try to make these! :)

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Anni said...

these look very good :p

Ria :) said...

OMG, they look soo yummy and ahh myy goodddddddddddd im going to try them today :) lool <3 xxx

Harriet said...

Oh my - these look uterly amazing!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Oh my. Fudge. If only I wasn't everything free, these and pretty looking aswell as (i'm sure) YUMMY AS HELL. x hivenn

Temporary:Secretary said...

Why did i not think of this! It looks so good! Definitely love posts like this - the pictures are brilliant. I can't follow recipes very well, i lose concentration and tend to miss things out. But I love pics like this to keep me in order! xxx

PinkBow said...

you are killing me with these pictures...i want these now!

Susie said...

I love fat fridays! These look amazing...so yummy! And now I am super hungry!

Stefany said...

I absolutely LOVE your 'Fat Friday' feature on your blog, such a great idea and you're clearly a great cook :) Only problem is I always want to eat it all haha Thanks for sharing this recipe, I might just have to make this one as a snack to help me through revision xx

cowbiscuits. said...

you need to be able to send these... in the post... to mee!

LaurenSchoon said...

Wow, these look amazing! I'm definitely gonna have to make some! Your blog is adorable, by the way. Now following!
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naomi said...

YUM? looks absolutely incredible. and so easy to make! will definitely try this!


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fashioneggpplant said...

thanks for sharing, they look so good. cant wait to make them myself :)

Katherine said...

omg these look so, so absolutely amazing! I'm going to have to try making these one day. Thank you for sharing :)

dani said...

just been looking through your blog and omg i feel like i've put on a stone just looking at your yummy recipes! definitely going to have to give some of those a go!
x