|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|41 min.||40 min.||1 hour 21 min.|
|1||Begin by toasting 100 g pecan nuts: spread them out on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 15 minutes at 180°C (360°F).||15 min.|
|2||Chop 50 g dried apricots.
You can soak them in 3 tablespoons rum or brandy beforehand, if you wish, but this is not essential.
|3||Put 70 g butter, 60 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar into a food processor bowl.
Start on low speed and mix just until homogeneous (about 3 or 4 minutes).
You can also add a spoonful of rum if you wish.
|4||Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F).
Choose a tin or tray of moulds for small cakes (muffin type), preferably in silicon. Place 1 teaspoonful of the butter and sugar mixture in the bottom of each mould and add a few pieces of pecan nut.
|5||Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle, then spread all over with the remaining butter and sugar mixture.
Note: if your pastry comes with a sheet of cooking parchment, leave this under the pastry - it makes rolling out much easier.
|6||Spread the apricots, 50 g raisins and the roughly chopped pecan nuts over the pastry as evenly as possible.||5 min.|
|7||Roll up the pastry into a tight roll.||3 min.|
|8||You can glaze the roll if you wish, but this is not essential.
Cut the roll into six equal sections of around 2-3 cm (1-1.2 inches) long.
You can trim off the rough ends of the roll and cook these separately on a baking sheet.
|9||Stand the rolls in the moulds on top of the butter mixture.||5 min.|
|10||Bake for around 25 minutes, watching for colouration.||25 min.|
|11||Remove from the oven and turn out immediately while still hot onto a sheet of cooking parchment.
Leave to cool slightly or completely on a wire rack. Serve warm if possible, on their own or with a little Chantilly (whipped cream) or real custard.
For 6 rolls : 4.93 €
Per rolls : 0.82 €
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