A month ago, I was perusing around Trader Joe’s looking for new goodies to try out. One thing that caught my eye was the frozen puff pastry sheets (in the ice cream aisle). I typically make my own puff pastry, mainly because I find that store-bought puff pastry sheets typically just don’t taste as good as an all-butter, homemade version. What piqued my interest was that Trader Joe’s puff pastry sheets were indeed made with all butter. HMMMM, I pick up a few boxes to give them a try. Today, I decided to try out a very simple recipe that takes less than an hour, start to finish. It’s so ridiculously simple to make, yet looks like something you poured hours over.
Nutella Puff Pastry Twists
- 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 1/2 cup Nutella (or chocolate spread)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Set aside.
- Unroll thawed puff pastry sheet gently. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out any creases and make sure it’s uniform in height. Divide puff pastry into 8 rectangles. Spoon 1 Tb of Nutella on each rectangle and spread evenly. Roll it length-wise. Using a paring knife, cut in the middle along the length of the rolled-up dough, just leaving about 1/2 inch at the end uncut. Take one end with each hand and twist it together, making sure to expose the Nutella.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl. Brush on a layer of egg wash on top of the pastry. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool in pan.