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Stage 1 -
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
Roll out the puff pastry thinly, cut out circles 6 cm (2 inches) in diameter and put these on a
Prick all over with a fork, then lay a second baking sheet or
on top to prevent them puffing up too much.
Stage 2 -
Bake for about 15 minutes, until nicely browned.
Turn the oven down to 360°F (180°C).
Stage 3 -
Place a sheet of
on a baking sheet and draw circles 6 cm (2 inches) in diameter.
of the right size is ideal for this.
Cover the sheet, but be sure to leave space between the circles.
Stage 5 -
Turn the sheet over and pipe rings, using a
with a size 6 nozzle, over the circles you have drawn.
Stage 6 -
Tidy up the circles if necessary by pushing the choux pastry into place with a small spoon dipped in milk.
Stage 7 -
Bake for around 20 minutes, until golden.
Stage 8 -
Begin assembling the puits d'amour: place a circle of puff pastry in front of you (tip: work on a sheet of cooking parchment; then, if the caramel runs over the edge, it won't stick).
Dip a choux-pastry ring into the caramel (use
if you can to make this easier).
And stick this quickly onto the puff pastry.
Do this with another ring and stick it on top of the first one...
...then add a third and final ring.
Stage 14 -
30 min. VIDEO
You can see how to do it in this short video.
Build all your puits d'amour "wells" like this.
Stage 15 -
Finish by filling the wells with confectioner's custard.
Refrigerate until needed, but do not serve too cold.
Puits d'amour do not keep. To eat them at their best, while they still have both crisp and soft textures, they should be eaten the day they are made, ideally within 2 hours.
% 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 6 pieces : 2.82 € Per piece : 0.47 € Note : These prices are only approximate
Source After Gaston Lenôtre. More recipes?This recipe use (among others)
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pear and lime meringue pie, Strawberry tart, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Saint Honoré cake, Chinois, ... All Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Profiteroles, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, Saint Honoré cake, Valay-Brest, Chouquettes, ... All Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Crusty cockle tart, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Express apple tart, ... All Caster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple Strudel, Pavlova, Pistachio powder or paste, Sugar syrup, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All News list of cooking-ez.com
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