Emergency Brekky Pastry


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
serves 2 1

The time
5 min prep + 25 min baking

The ingredients
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!

The process
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.

The cost
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!
Amanda xx


  1. @Bediels Why, thank you! Almost as gorgeous as my coffee ... :)

  2. Beautiful. Did you hand slice those apples? They are almost transparent. Great job.

  3. Why yes, I did!

    (just kidding)

    Actually my mother in law gave me her mandolin ... which I primarily use to slice fruit or veggies very very thin. Love it.

  4. was reading and old post at White on Rice's and it looks like you're going to F & L based on a comment you left. ME TOO! So excited and know of no one other than you who's going,well one other lady from Atlanta? but I forget her blog name...

    anyway, hi!

  5. Yummmiee!
    Thank you, my mum saw this window open on my computer & surprised me with it as dessert the other night. Very sweet of her huh, & thanks for your great blog :)


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