Tuesday, November 16, 2010

One Yummy Recipe

Most people who know me know that I love to cook. The recipes I look for and use are down home recipes, comfort foods if you will.

There are some things I've just never tried using.

Puff pastry is one of those things.  A week or so ago I found a recipe that looked like fun on Picky Palate. It involved puff pastry, Nutella and marshmallows. Easy enough for someone using puff pastry for the first time.

The name of the recipe is Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets. And it is SO simple. The first thing to do is to remove the two pastry sheets from the box and put them on the counter to thaw. I put them on waxed paper to thaw.

Next, unfold them

and cut each one into four equal squares - well, as square as you can get them.

Get out the Nutella, a bag of mini marshmallows and some sugar. The original recipe calls for granulated sugar but I used raw sugar instead because the granules are a bigger.

Approximately 2 tablespoons of Nutella are spread to within 1/2 inch of the edges of each square and I did just that.

Let me say here that these are VERY rich pockets. I think in the future I'll cut the Nutella back to 1 tablespoon or so per puff pastry square.

Next, top the Nutella with 10 to 15 mini marshmallows.

Fold over each square to make a triangle and seal using the tines of a fork. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Oops! I forgot to take a photo of the next step. Mix 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon of water and brush each triangle with the mixture. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 22-25 minutes or until the pastry just turns golden.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. The pillow pockets can be sprinkled with powdered sugar but they are good with or without it.

That was my first experience with puff pastry. I think I'll be trying other recipes using it sometime soon.


  1. They look pretty good and darn sweet! Do they have the hazelnut flavor? I've never tasted that nutella. Sure see it advertised on t.v. often!

    I went out this afternoon and did the majority of my turkey day shopping! I think it's about the earliest I've ever done it! Mr. Photography is coming back with a friend so I wanted to be prepared and ready to enjoy all the company and the kiddo's! Still have those last minute things to get like veggies but that will be a quick in and out trip!

  2. Wow, how I wish I could smell and taste those. They look great. I've never tried puff pastry either but this is very tempting. I envy all your wonderful counter space.

  3. Anything chocolate is bound to be great tasting...and these seem to be no exception.

  4. Meowmomma, I'm not a fan of hazel nuts so it was a long time before I tried Nutella. Actually it just tastes like chocolate. Our 2 oldest grandsons thought the pockets had a brownie taste to them.

    Lanyardlady, In our last home I had very limited counter space so when we built this house I was determined to have enough and I really thought I put in enough. I guess counter space is like cabinets. You never have enough. I did buy a stainless still work table at Sam's Club that has roller wheels on it. It's kept in the garage most of the time but when I have lots of cooking going on, I bring it in, scrub it down and use it kind of like a moveable island.

  5. Oops! I should have said that I found that table back in the area that has all the garage type stuff - not with the cooking things.

  6. I can see making apple turnovers! Thanks for the ideas.

  7. Well since every ingredient of this is a favorite of mine, I guess I'll be making these. TY so much for this great recipe.

  8. We did it celiac style this morning with marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and peanut butter. The marshmallows exploded out the top. T13 said I could have them. I need to find that Nutella stuff and see if it is gluten free. Thanks for the idea. T13 thought yours looked delicious.

  9. Oh how good these look girl!!! They would be a great project for the grandkiddos when there here for one of my Camp Grandmas! Yummy :o)

    Ya'll have a marvelously blessed day sweetie!!!

  10. Wow... that looks super easy! YUM!!!

  11. okay, now i'm heading to the kitchen....yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Those look delicious. And I'm all about delicious!
    I'll be trying these, but I'll take your advice and cut back on the Nutella.
    Going to the store later....I wonder if my grocer has those puff pastry's???

  13. That looks so good! My kids love Nutella! This will be a great recipe for Blondie :)

  14. I am going to try this one. I am going to also start following right now because you are my kind of blogger.

  15. Huh! I learned something new today. I didn't know what nutella was, so I googled it. Looks wonderful!! These treats look absolutely delicious!!!

  16. Oh, yum! Oh, yum, yum, yum!


  17. That looks scrumptious, I will have to try it. I've not seen the puff pastry either.

  18. Oh my goodness...this post actually made me drool. No, I seriously got drooly. LOL