I see that every following post is about food. Am I more active in the kitchen? No, I’m as usual, but I’m actually more bother to take a pictures and even last Sunday asked my partner to assist me and he took those pics during pastry preparation. It will be picture rich entry – as never before – but I’m full of hope that you will like it. Ready to start?
To make this delicious, delicate & crispy pastry you will need only three ingredients:
2 glasses of flour (glass should be 250 ml not a giant mug and flour all purpose or cake type)
250 g of margarine (avoid the spread one, they are not good at all!)
125 ml of beer ( half of glass)
Sieve the flour and add the margarine. Mix it by cutting with a knife not kneading by hands.
Gradually add the beer and use the knife to mix it.
When pastry is getting all together help with your hand to glue it together and then cutting with knife a bigger slices
(pic above). Do it a few times.
Pastry will be bit sticky, so add flour on your pastry board, dust your hands. Roll the pastry
(not too thin but not too thick either), and cut little rectangles.
Melt the dark chocolate (not on direct flame of course, rather in the boiling water bath).
Place the chocolate portions on one half of the cut pastry.
Cover chocolate with top part of your pastry, press with your fingers & make the little cuts (pic above).
Place it on the backing tray (lined with backing paper) and place in the fridge for about 20 min. Pre heat the oven for 200 C, put the tray with pastry into and leave it there till they are gold (approx 20 min, but you have to check).
Take them out (they can looks like not backed but don’t worry if they are gold/brown on the edges they are fine)
and put on the grill tray to cool down & become crispy.
You can dust them with powdered sugar, pour your favourite chocolate/caramel or cherry sauce or eat them plain (as I did).
They are delicious and taste like pan au chocolat!
Hope some of you will try it and then will be back to me and share your thoughts :)
Bon Appetit & have a good Wednesday!