Well my friend Sheryl at Lady Behind the Curtain is at it again. She is having another little recipe challenge. Sheryl picks a couple of ingredients and we have to develop an original recipe using the two main ingredients. You may remember the last one with cherries and chocolate?
This time Sheryl picked puff pastry (yay!) and almond paste (huh?) I have never cooked with almond paste, so this was kind of fun. Here is what I came up with:
Almond Nutella Pastries
1 package puff pastry sheets
2 oz almond paste
1/4 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thaw pastry sheets per package directions.
Using a grater, shred 2 ounces of the almond paste. Set aside.
Using a cookie cutter or a glass, cut circles out of the thawed pastry.
Place half of the circles on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Spread Nutella spread on each circle.
Sprinkle each circle with almond paste shavings
Top each pastry with a second circle.
Pinch sides together with a fork.
Brush each pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Cut a little opening at the top of each pastry before setting in the oven.
Bake 15 -17 minutes . These were so good. I ate one before I finished writing this post. I will be using almond paste again.
Have you baked with Almond paste before? What have you made?
Be sure to check out the other recipes that are part of this challenge below: