Updated: Feb 18
A quick dessert which can be put up together in just 10 min and can make you star at any party. It's simple, quick to put together and a beautiful dessert.
A few days back I posted a pinwheel quick snack recipe on my blog. But then I thought what else can I do with the same puff pastry dough in the dessert section. After going through few options on Pinterest I see people making this sunflower thing and as usual filling options are unlimited. Today I am using my favourite Nutella. But if you don't like Nutella then you can definitely use any chocolate spread, jam or marmalade.
Again to avoid the hassle of making this dessert I am using store-bought puff pastry. I will definitely post my own puff pastry recipe in future but for now, let's skip this step. I know I am using the word dessert again and again but you can use this in breakfast also.
To create this sunflower dessert treat, you need to cut out the dough into 2 equal parts(Here I am using 500g of puff pastry dough). Then you need to roll it out into circles. To make the 2 circles equal you can use a quarter plate as a reference or any 6-7 inches of the round cutter. This step is important because you need to fill the Nutella in between these 2 sheets and then tuck them together. If they are not equal your final output won't look perfect. Before filling the pastry make sure your Nutella/Chocolate spread is in spreadable consistency.
How to create a sunflower using Puff Pastry?
Roll out the puff pastry sheet very thinly. Now either using a small plate or big ring cutter make equal circles. Keep one of your sheets onto the baking paper and using a pallet knife spread Nutella/Chocolate spread evenly. Now cover it with the other circle and gently press the corner. You don't need to stick them together. Because if it's loose then your filling will ooze out a bit which makes the dessert look beautiful. Now using a 2'' circle cutter or a small glass make an impression in the centre. You don't need to pierce through the pastry completely. This is your circle which becomes a reference point. Now using a knife make cuts around the circle in the opposite direction of each. This way you can have 12 equal pieces. If your circle is too big then you can increase the no of cuts but make sure the no is even not odd(even no helps in making equal parts). Now hold each cut from the outer side and twist it either once or twice then keep it in the same place. This ways twist each cut and your flower is ready.
If your pastry is too soft then keep it in the fridge for 30 min and then bake it off.
500 gm of pastry dough
4-5 tbsp of Nutella/Chocolate Spread
1 egg for egg wash
Preheat your oven at 200C for 10 min.
Lay down puff pastry dough on the counter and roll it into 1/2'' thickness. Spread Nutella using a pallet knife. Cover with the other half and flower shape by following the above steps carefully.
Keep the pastry in the fridge for 20-30 min.
Before baking apply some egg wash(Don't skip this step as egg wash gets the lovely brown colour)
Bake it for 20-25 min at 200C in a preheated oven or until they turn into golden brown colour.