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Puff pastry rolls with custard and blueberries

Puff pastry rolls with custard and blueberries

Delight in these elegant puff pastry pinwheels, a light, flaky pastry filled with creamy vanilla custard and garnished with fresh blueberries. This dessert combines the crisp texture of puff pastry with the creamy richness of custard, all enhanced by the bright sweetness of blueberries.

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Why you will love this recipe: These pinwheels are visually stunning and delightful, making them perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself. The combination of textures and harmony between the vanilla custard and blueberries is sure to make this a new favorite.

Perfect occasion: Ideal for brunches, snacks or as a refined dessert at dinners. They also make a lovely addition to a dessert buffet at gatherings or special occasions.

Decorating Tips: Before serving, dust the pinwheels with powdered sugar and sprinkle with almond petals for added crunch and elegance. Blueberries add a pop of color and freshness, but you can also use other berries or a mix to create a colorful assortment.

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Ingredients for the custard:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
  • 3 tablespoons (40g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (20 g) cornstarch
  • 3.5 tablespoons (50g) 82% butter

Instructions for the custard:

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, vanilla sugar, cornstarch, egg, and egg yolk until smooth.
  2. Gradually add the milk to the egg mixture, stirring continuously.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and forms a custard.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in butter until completely incorporated. Blend with a hand blender to ensure smoothness. Let cool.

Ingredients for puff pastry mills:

Reel Instructions:

  1. Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into strips about 1 cm wide.
  2. Take three strips and join one end; braid the strips, then twist the braid into a spiral shape, securing the end underneath.
  3. Place the spirals on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush with egg wash and bake in a preheated 356°F (180°C) oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and swollen.
  4. Let cool on rack.

Final assembly: 5. Once cooled, pour or place the pastry cream in the center of each pastry mill.

  1. Decorate with fresh blueberries and optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar and almond petals.

Enjoy your puff pastry rolls, a delicious treat that is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat!

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