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 :).