Saturday, May 21, 2011
I wanted the bakery this morning. Baaaaad. I wanted rich, flaky pastry, and hot black coffee. Wan-ted-it.
I wanted it now. I did not want to get out of my flannels. I did not want to find my way to even the nearest bakery. Where I would have to - gasp - wait.
No. I made this.
Emergency Brekky Pastry
5 min prep + 25 min baking
1 sheet puff pastry (made with butter, please)
2 apples, as thinly sliced as possible*
1 Tbs rapadura sugar
maple syrup, to taste
*feel free to substitute your favourite, in-season fruit here. Just don't even go the way of the non-butter puff pastry. Life is too short.
**use organic when you can!
1. Preheat your oven to 180C (360F) and pull out a baking tray. (I use a pizza stone, actually).
2. Take a sheet of puff pastry out of the freezer, set it on the tray, and proceed to top the pastry with a thin layer of sliced fruit. Sprinkle the sugar over the fruit. Pop into the oven and go have that shower, 'cos, well, you'll feel better for it. Put your pj's back on afterwards, if you want.
3. When the pastry is nice and crisp and flaky and golden, take it out of the oven. Slice it into four pieces, drizzle with maple syrup and challenge yourself just to eat two of them.
Sadly, my local shop no longer carries the organic puff pastry I *loved* (sigh). So I made mine using non-organic pastry. But if I had used organic ... this still would've only cost me about $2.50.
Ok. Now I feel vaguely human and moderately motivated ... off to find coffee #2.
Have a lovely weekend!