I like to call these my "little chocolate puffs of Heaven", and when you make them yourself and eat warm, you will understand why. These are part of my baking desserts recipe's and are to be considered treats for when you want a break from your usual healthy eating. A few of these little gems won't pile on the pounds and are completely satisfying, if you have a love for chocolate like me. These are also so incredibly easy to make, you will wonder what the catch is! Well, just try to resist munching the entire batch once made. If you have kids these are perfect for baking, it will give them a nice change from rice crispy buns. Perfect for sharing, or to have as nibbles for a party. You will need a butter knife, sharp knife, baking tray and oven.
- Chocolate Spread
- Raw sugar (Demerara is fine)
- One ready rolled puff pastry sheet
- Preheat the oven to 190oC
- Roll out your pastry onto a chopping board
- With your butter knife, gently start to spread a dollop of the Chocolate Spread around the pastry sheet. Try to do it as evenly as you can. (Don't worry if the pastry tears a little bit; it happens to me all the time and is salvageable).
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of Raw sugar evenly onto the pastry.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of Cinnamon one the pastry sheet.
- Slowly start to roll the pastry inwards from both outer-sides to they meet at the centre.
- With your sharp knife, cut 1or 2inch think slices of the rolled-up pastry. I usually end up with 10 or so pieces. It just depends on how much pastry you use to begin with.
- Take one piece and gently fold the pastry in half so all outer sides are covered. They look like little tear drops when you fold them.
- Repeat the folding with all you pieces and place them side-up evenly onto a baking tray.
- Put the pastry pieces into the oven and cook for around 12-15 minutes.
- Make you you keep on checking on them though as some ovens can be a bit off and you don't want to burn them.
- When they have risen and are a golden colour on the outside, take them out of the oven and let them cool down for about 10 minutes.
- I personally, like to eat these whilst they are still quite warm and fresh form the oven.