How to make a puff pastry Tart with cream filled pastry
An eggy puff pastry with cream filling, stuffed with cream cheese and topped with a layer of whipped cream, is a classic recipe that has been served at most Jewish holiday feasts.
But a recent pastry craze has taken the recipe to the next level and the cream filled puff pastry has become a very popular dessert for people of all ethnicities, with variations ranging from vegan to dairy-free.
It’s a delicious way to celebrate a holiday, and for many it’s the perfect way to have something to share with a loved one.
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The eggy puffs puff pastry Recipe Ingredients 1 ½ cups white whole egg, softened 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ tablespoons salt 1 ½ teaspoon sugar 2 large eggs, beaten with the sugar 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, or coconut oil 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 cup cream, plus more for brushing the puff pastry 2 teaspoons cream cheese, softened and softened 2 tablespoons cream of tartar, or half and half 3 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk egg and baking powder in a large bowl.
Set to room temperature.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, salt and baking soda.
Set in a heatproof bowl.
Stir together eggs and cream.
Whizz gently until foamy.
Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cream mixture to the egg mixture.
Whist, and beat until stiff peaks form.
Pour the egg yolks into the eggy mixture, stirring with a spatula until just incorporated.
Fold in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter mixture.
Fold the pastry into the prepared baking sheet, pressing down lightly to ensure even thickness.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
Notes To freeze puff pastry, wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag or ziplock bag.
The pastry will thaw at room temperature, but it can also be stored at room temperatures for up to 2 months.
Recipe Notes If you prefer not to bake puff pastry at room temp, you can use a pastry thermometer to check if it’s done baking.
It should be about 95 degrees Fahrenheit for a medium puff pastry.
The puff pastry should be slightly sticky to the touch when finished.
If it’s not, you may have to mix the egg with the rest of the ingredients in the mixer until the egg and pastry mix are evenly mixed.
Recipe and photos by Molly McNeill.
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