Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chocolate Strawberry Turnover

Happy New Year to you all. We had a relaxing New Year and Christmas. I am happy to announce that I received my own domain name for Christmas - it is now myfeasts.com. That has inspired me to revamp this site. It is in the works and from what I gather it will take a a few months to get it up and running.

I am starting off the new year
with something quick and sweet. It is made with some puff pastry and dark chocolate that we always seem to have in abundance around here :) Seriously - we have a collection of dark chocolate in this house thanks to my better half. The all butter puff pastry is from Trader Joe's. It bakes quite nicely with a super buttery and flaky crust. I made this on several occasions and finally have resisted the temptation of overfilling the chocolate and jam. A heaped teaspoon of filling is all you need for each triangle.

Chocolate Strawberry Turnovers -
adapted from Gourmet
1 ( 17 oz ) puff pastry
1 large egg - beaten
1/3 cup strawberry jam
3 1/2 oz finely chopped dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Thaw the puff pastry and cut each sheet into 4 squares, brush the edges with s0me beaten egg. Place dark chocolate and strawberry jam in the middle and fold each square diagonally in half. Seal and crimp pastry. Place pastry triangles on baking sheet, brush pastry with beaten egg and bake in preheated oven till tops turn golden, around 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on a rack and serve warm as the chocolate will be gooey :).


pigpigscorner said...

Great idea! Simple and satisfying!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Your turnover looks excellent! So fancy!

Gala said...

yum that sounds good.
Good luck getting up your new site!

Memória said...

Beautiful turnovers. YUM!

Tangled Noodle said...

These turnovers look so lovely for such an easy prep! Perhaps it's too easy - I may become addicted. 8-)

Barbara said...

Now that looks divine! Never thought to try strawberry jam with chocolate. But why not? chocolate dipped strawberries are wonderful! I love puff pastry anyway- so easy to work with.
Good luck with your new site!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Maya, these are precious! Give puff pastry any day and I'll be a happy person. And with chocolate... Yum!

Esi said...

I have all the ingredients to make these right now. I love strawberry and chocolate...and puff pastry. Mouth watering!

homeladychef said...

Nice Puff! Now i know i can put chocolate and jam inside puff too. :)

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Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

My gosh! Those turnovers are to LIVE for!!

farida said...

Happy New Year to you too! Congrats on your new domain name. I was excited when I got mine too:))

Your turnovers looks delicious.

mycookinghut said...

Looks really good!!

Esi said...

Just made them :) They are as incredible as you made them seem.

Maya said...

pigpigcorner - thanks!

fresh local and best - It is wonderful how something so simple could look so fancy ;)

Gala - Thanks, I need all the luck I can get!

Memoria - Yum indeed!

Tangled noodles - This is a good kinda addiction.

Barbara - Thank you!

Patricia - I know right, never wrong with chocolate.

Esi - Good luck Esi!

home lady chef - Learn something new everyday!

Maya said...


Farida- It is quite exciting. I ma looking forward to it.

mycooking hut - Thank you!!

Esi - I am glad that it turned out well!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those turnovers must taste divine! a scrumptious treat!