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

Keywords for this recipe:Puff pastryVol-au-ventCases
For 4 pieces, you will need:

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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.
Keeping
A few days in an airtight tin. Reheat in the oven before use.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
153 Kcal or 641 Kj15 gr99 gr96 gr
8 %6 %9 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
48 Kcal or 201 Kj5 gr31 gr30 gr
2 %2 %3 %5 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
38 Kcal or 159 Kj4 gr25 gr24 gr
2 %1 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 pieces : 0.96 €
  • Per piece : 0.24 €

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