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Vol-au-vent cases

Vol-au-vent cases

Vol-au-vents, whether large or bite-sized, need a special pastry case that is hollow to take the filling.

Here is how to prepare these delicate cases using puff pastry.

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Last modified on: October 16th 2013

For 4 pieces, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.20 min.44 min.
Preservation: A few days in an airtight tin. Reheat in the oven before use.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Roll out the pastry on the worktop to about 1 cm (0.4 inch) thick.

This is easier if you use two guides of the right height; here I am using steel rules.
Stage 2
2 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #2 Using a 7cm (3 inch) diameter cutter, "mark" the pastry. In other words, do not cut completely through it, but stop before reaching the worktop.

This is the inner circle that will be taken out to form the hollow inside of the case in due course.
Stage 3
2 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #3 Next, using a 9 cm (3.5 inch) cutter - preferably fluted, as this is prettier - cut right through to the worktop.
Stage 4
10 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #4 Cut out circles like this with all the pastry.
Stage 5
2 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #5 Place the cases on a baking sheet and glaze.
Stage 6
20 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #6 Bake in the oven until the pastry is well risen.
Stage 7
3 min.
Vol-au-vent cases : Photo of step #7 After baking, remove the little "hat" and hollow out the case to take the filling.

Your vol-au-vent cases are ready for use. If you are not planning to use them immediately, they will be better if reheated in the oven.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
131317 gr99 gr97 gr
66 %6 %9 %15 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4105 gr31 gr30 gr
21 %2 %3 %5 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3284 gr24 gr24 gr
16 %2 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 pieces : 0.96 €
Per piece : 0.24 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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