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.