Easy Homemade Chocolate Puff Pastry


This Straightforward Home made Chocolate Puff Pastry is a twist on the basic dough. With a bit of cocoa powder added, it not solely comes out simply as flaky however with the added bonus of a lightweight chocolate flavouring!

puff pastry with a rolling pin and small scoop of flour on a brown board.

After doing a little bit of looking, I couldn’t discover any recipe for chocolate puff pastry. Besides in fact for the basic dough, both rolled or crammed with chocolate, or a chocolate cream. So I made a decision I might give it a go. I’ve made this chocolate puff pastry a minimum of Four-5 occasions to verify I bought it proper, including cocoa can get a bit sophisticated consider it or not. And I do consider I bought it proper!

The best way to make it

It’s greatest to make use of a meals processor for this recipe, I really primarily based it on my Home made Puff Pastry.

Utilizing a meals processor, fitted with the metallic blade, add the flour, cocoa and salt to the bowl and whisk collectively, then add a part of the chilly butter lower in cubes and pulse till butter is absorbed, add the remaining chilly butter (cubed) and pulse just a few occasions to mix.

adding the dry mixture and cubed butter and pulsing.

Add the chilly water and pulse simply till the dough comes collectively to kind a ball (actually vital to not over course of). You will notice bits of butter all through the dough, that is what makes it flaky. On a flippantly floured floor place dough and knead flippantly roughly 10 occasions. 

add the cold water and pulse to form a dough in the food processor, dough formed on a wooden board.

With a flippantly floured rolling- pin (flippantly flour the dough so it doesn’t stick) roll right into a rectangle. Fold the dough in half after which half once more.

dough rolled into a rectangle and once folded.

And one final time, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours (I left mine within the fridge for 2 hours).

The dough folded again and folded over to be chilled.

Take away the dough from the fridge, divide into 2 components, one half roll right into a circle and lower into eight triangles, roll up crescent type and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Rolling the dough into a circle and cutting into triangles.

The opposite half roll right into a rectangle or sq. and lower into rectangles, place 2-Three squares of chocolate, roll and place on a parchment paper lined cooke sheet.

rolling the other part of the dough into squares and twists and placing on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

The leftovers might be lower and twisted. Chill the dough whereas the oven is pre-heating. Brush with an egg wash and bake. Let cool on wire rack earlier than serving.

baked crescents and squares on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

What’s an egg wash?

It’s a an egg that’s crushed with about 2 tablespoons of water (generally milk) and is used to brush on tops of breads and pastries earlier than they’re baked to provide them a shiny and golden end.

What’s Genuine Puff Pastry

Used all around the world, the French have been loopy about it because the 1700s. Also referred to as pâte feuilletée, exactly as a result of it’s gentle as a puff. Puff pastry is a really versatile dough with a impartial style. An excellent assist in the kitchen for candy or savory preparations! The making of puff pastry requires a little bit of endurance you must watch out to not over work or course of the dough.

puff pastry on a wooden board.

What’s the distinction between Puff Pastry and Danish Pastry?

Puff pastry has many crispy layers which crack and break as they’re lower. … Danish nevertheless, is a heavier pastry, partly as a result of it incorporates yeast. Danish too is gentle and flaky nevertheless it has a fluffier, extra buttery texture. Some Danish recipes are considerably bread-like, additional distinguishing it from puff pastry.

The best way to retailer it

The unbaked dough might be saved within the fridge for as much as 2 -Three days wrapped nicely in plastic wrap.

The best way to freeze it

The unbaked dough must be wrapped in plastic and positioned in a freezer secure bag. It is going to preserve for as much as 10 months within the freezer. To thaw the dough place it within the fridge, as soon as it’s workable then you may roll it out and bake.

I discover puff pastry is greatest baked at 375F (190C). It will also be blind baked for a pie recipe.

What to make with it

Tomorrow I can be sharing a Strawberry Pie that I made with the dough!

Straightforward Puff Pastry Strawberry Tarts

Straightforward Puff Pastry Tiramisu

Chocolate & Pear Pastries

Chocolate Pastry Bread

So in case you are on the lookout for one thing a bit of totally different why not do this Chocolate Puff Pastry and let me know the way it goes. 

puff pastry with a rolling pin and small scoop of flour on a brown board.

Straightforward Home made Chocolate Puff Pastry

This Straightforward Home made Chocolate Puff Pastry is a twist on the basic dough. Somewhat cocoa powder added makes it flaky & a lightweight chocolate flavouring!

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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Chilling Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Whole Time 2 hours 50 minutes

Substances

*If utilizing unsalted butter then add ½ teaspoon of salt.

Directions

  • Utilizing a meals processor, fitted with the metallic blade, add the flour, cocoa and salt to the bowl, whisk collectively, then add Three/Four cup (170 grams) chilly butter lower in cubes and pulse till butter is absorbed (about 10 to 12 one second pulses), then add the remaining chilly butter (cubed) and pulse two or thrice (no extra) to mix, add the chilly water and pulse 4 or 5 occasions simply till the dough comes collectively to kind a ball (actually vital to not over course of).

  • Add the chilly water and pulse simply till the dough comes collectively to kind a ball (actually vital to not over course of). You will notice bits of butter all through the dough, that is what makes it flaky.

  • On a flippantly floured floor place dough and knead flippantly roughly 10 occasions. With a flippantly floured rolling pin (flippantly flour the dough so it does not stick) roll right into a rectangle roughly 12 x 18 inches (30 x 45 cm).

  • Fold the dough in half after which half once more and one final time, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours (I left mine within the fridge for 2 hours).

  • Take away the dough from the fridge, divide into 2 components, one half roll right into a circle and lower into eight triangles, roll up crescent type and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

  • The opposite half roll right into a rectangle or sq. and lower into rectangles, place 2-Three squares of chocolate, roll and place on a parchment paper lined cooke sheet.

  • The leftovers might be lower and twisted. Chill the dough once more whereas the oven is pre-heating.

  • Pre-heat 375F (190C).

  • Brush the dough flippantly with an egg wash and bake for roughly 15-20 minutes. Let cool on wire rack earlier than serving.

Diet

Energy: 1465kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 17g | Fats: 118g | Saturated Fats: 25g | Trans Fats: 1g | Ldl cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1668mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5210IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 6mg

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