Sunny-side up apricot pastries – I had high hopes for this. I thought it would be a walk in the park as:
- The apricots were coming out of a can since there were no fresh ones available.
- Since the weather here has been hot and humid with occasional torrents of rain, I decided to get the puff pastry off the shelf*.
*I have a plan for possibly making my own puff pastry one day. I am going to slowly work my way up (again) from danish pastry to croissants, some rough puff and then only tackle puff pastry (probably in an air conditioned room on a cool day). It’s going to take a lot of trying to convince myself that I can do it.
Made the pastry cream – first time I have done so. Next up, cut out the rounds for the puff pastry and rolled them out, trying to not roll out the sides like the recipe indicated. Dollop on the pastry cream and set out the apricots on top of them. Stick them into the oven and wait for the magic to happen.
Hmmmmm….. distinct lack of magic. My puff pastry puffed up a tiny tiny bit – what went wrong? it was store bought! But they looked golden brown and one was looking burnt so I took them out.
Post Mortem of the Sunny-Side Up Apricot Pastries
All baking attempts need to be eaten so that one can figure out what had possibly gone wrong…. As I bit into this, it was a bit too sweet for me what with all the sugar coating the bottom of the pastry and my puff pastry had 4 layers (??!!)… maybe I used it wrong and was supposed to layer more puff pastry on it….The pastry cream was fine (if a bit sweet as well).
So unfortunately, this did not turn out as well as I thought it would. Perhaps I will give it another go when I have a go at making my own puff pastry.