Hodge Podge Kitchen

Friday, February 11, 2005

SHF #5 - Puff Pastry 3 ways...

I wasn't sure that I could participate in this edition of SHF (hosted by Clement this time at a la cusine) since I've been sick all week. But since I got some frozen puff pastry last week, I figure I'll have to at least try to make a few simple things with them. (And no, the thought of making my own puff pastry never even cross my mind!) I've never played with puff pastry before but my mind was filled with all sorts of ideas about what to fill them up with. The picture aboved shows one filled with mango and whipped cream on the left and one filled with chocolate and hazelnut on the right. The mango was 'marinated' overnight with a little sugar and orange flower water since the mango wasn't ripe enough. It was ok. I think it would be have been better if the mango is more flavorful. The chocolate one is exactly what you would expect, not a bad thing. It definitely did not go very well with the blueberry sauce (blueberries blended with a little apple cider) on the bottom on the plate. My favorite is the third one.

As you can sort of see in this photo, I cut the puff pastry round this time so it resembles more like a small cup. I then split it and filled with homemade lemon sorbet. The recipe of the lemon sorbet came from Janie Hibler's The Berry Bible. I think it's one of the simplest recipe you'll come across. I even get a chance to use my ice cream maker in Feb. In the end, I can't wait until I feel better and experiment some more. Afterall, I still have more than half of a package sitting in my freezer...


  • Hi Winnie - I like your creative ideas. I would have never thought about combining puff pastry with lemon sorbet. Thanks so much for participating in SHF 5. I hope you feel better soon.

    By Blogger Clement, at 12:20 AM  

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