Sunday, 25 May 2014

Fruit Plait

Here's a delicious dessert, that's quick and easy to put together.

All you need is a ready-rolled puff pastry sheet, and some fruit of your choice.
I used a can of peaches ( make sure they are well drained ) with some fresh raspberries and blueberries.

Place your fruit down the middle of the pastry, then cut the pastry at either side, on a slight diagonal (see the pic below). Tuck the top and bottom edges of the pastry over the filling, and then cross over the other pieces, forming the plait.
Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with caster sugar, then cook in a pre-heated oven 200C / 180 Fan, for about 30 mins.
Until the pastry is cooked and golden.
Before serving sprinkle with icing sugar.

This was deliciously tart, so if you want something sweeter, sprinkle sugar over your fruit.
Serve fresh from the oven with some good quality vanilla ice-cream, or creme fraiche.
I put the left overs in the fridge, and it set firmly, which made it perfect for cutting into slices and taking on a picnic.

1 comment:

Di said...

Wow Caroline, you did it again. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! One to try here for sure!

Hugs, Di xx