Each week I try to find out why we will be having at our family dinner so I can prepare a dessert that will pair well with it. It doesn’t always work out but I like to try.
This week we had tortilla soup so I thought it would be fun to make a Mexican dessert. I’m not a fan of flan (say that 5 times fast) so that was off the list of options right away. I was also informed by my wife that she was getting tired of pumpkin and would appreciate a week off from that. So that’s a big NO to “putting a fall twist on a Mexican classic.”
After several days of googling and pondering quietly on the balcony while I watched the sunset, I was about ready to phone it in and get a frozen Sarah Lee pie when I stumbled upon this simple recipe. The simplicity of the recipe was a big selling point because I honestly didn’t want to make anything at that point.
What resulted was a dessert that took about 20 minutes (including bake time) that everyone loved.
This recipe was so simple that the recipe didn’t really exist. I had to work this one out for you guys. Enjoy!
- 1 puff pastry sheet (located in the freezer section at the grocery store)
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- 2 Tablespoons of milk (for egg wash)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Cut the puff pastry sheet into small triangles and lay them on a greased cookie sheet.
- brush the top of each triangle with the egg wash.
- Egg Wash instructions (for those that don’t know): Whisk one egg in a bowl until blended. whisk in 2 Tablespoons of milk (or water). Once that’s all blended you’re good to go
- Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- While the pastry is backing, mix cinnamon and sugar in a large plastic freezer bag. The mix ratio is up to you, make it however you like. I used 3.5 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of cinnamon.
- When the pastry is done baking, let them cool for just a minute then drop them in the bag of cinnamon sugar a few at a time and give them a good shake.
- Once they’re done being “sugared” arrange them on a plate and drizzle them with honey.
- Take pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram before serving.
*Notes: You can also serve them with the honey on the side for those who might find the whole dessert a little too sweet. This really was a simple recipe, use it on a night when you want to “phone it in” but still impress everyone.
What should I do with this extra sheet of puff pastry? I’m glad you asked! Why not try out this Dessert Enchilada recipe?
Original “recipe” source: http://sewtrashy.com/2010/03/make-it-monday-gringo-sopapillas/