Hullo folks, let’s get baking again! This time I want to share a super simple and easy recipe for sweet puff pastry turnovers. Turnovers are a gift from heaven because they are crispy on the outside, and can be sweet (or savoury) on the inside. It’s always a surprise when you bite into one! Learn how to bake some turnovers for beginners with this recipe.
As the temperatures drop, I am definitely craving something sweet more often. And of course, usually I am trying to eat healthy and stay off the sweets, but what the heck, I cannot be perfect every day. And I advise you to try not being perfect every day, life is just too short to eat an apple. There. Maybe this is all the exercise I am getting lately, but I experience a certain laxity regarding calories. Or maybe I’m just starting to build up winter fat reserves…We’ll see!
What I do know is that I am really looking forward to Christmas season again. Because Christmas means baking cookies, drinking mulled wine and enjoying the cold (from inside the house). Do you have plans what you want to do this Christmas season? The turnovers are just a starter for things like nut wedges, Christmas biscuits, or maybe this gingerbread cake???
You need (for about 25 pieces):
- 300 g of cream cheese
- 60 g of sugar
- 1 pkg. of vanilla sugar
- Mixed berry jam or marmalade
- 3 pkg. of puff pastry
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. of milk
- Let’s get this turnover party started! First, mix the cream cheese with the sugar and the vanilla sugar and stir until smooth.
- Next, roll out the puff pastry and cut out squares. Use the leftover dough to assemble more squares. Now, take half a tablespoon of cream cheese and place it in the middle of the square. Then add a teaspoon of jam.
- In a next step, mix the egg with some milk and stir. With a brush, moisten the border or the puff pastry square of your later turnover. Then fold one corner over to the other and seal the edges with some pressure. Use a fork to connect the dough.
- Now, moisten the surface of the turnover with some egg/milk-mixture and sprinkle on some sugar. Repeat with the other puff pastry squares and bake them at 200°C for 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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I looooove the simplicity of this little dessert, and when you don’t make the puff pastry yourself, your turnovers are ready in no-time! And this little recipe shows me again that puff pastry is such a wonderful companion to all kinds of sweet and savoury flavours. There’s for example this super tasty onion tart which I like to make with puff pastry. And of course, my Creamy Custard Cruffins are the epitome of the lightness and crispiness of puff pastry. Aren’t you in love as well? I sure am!