This month Challenge of Daring Cooks was hosted by Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys and she challenged us with En Croute and I made it more simple. Thanks Monkey Queen, My family thoroughly enjoyed with lots of childhood memories.
What is En Croute?
It is a food that has been wrapped in pastry dough and baked in an oven. You can find lots of foods to wrap; salmon, pork, vegetables and fruit, with beef wellington being the most decadent and well known.
So, I planned to alter it and tried this sweet filling En croute which is also known as Dil Pasand in India and readily available in all bakeries there. This Recipe is so simple and fix your sudden sweet tooth.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 ~ 25 minutes
Makes: 12 En Croutes / Dil Pasand
1 box puff pastry sheets @ room temperature
Butter and milk for brushing
1 cup tutti frutti
½ cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp broken cashews or as required
2 tbsp raisins or as required
½ tsp cardamom powder
2 ~ 3tbsp sugar or to taste
Thaw the pastry sheets according to the package instructions.
Preheat oven to moderately hot 400°F/200°C/gas mark 6. line the baking tray with parchment paper or slipat mat.
Mix all Filling ingredients in a mixing bowl and keep it aside.
Roll out each pastry to measure approximately 20 x 12 inches (50x30cm) and cut into 6 equal pieces. Now working with one piece at a time, place 1 tbsp ~ 2tbsp filling and lift the edges of the sheet and bring it together to seal.
Place the stuffed balls on the baking tray and make sure the sealed side is down.
Brush it with milk and bake it for 15 ~ 25 minutes or till it changes to golden brown color.
Transfer it to cooling rack and brush it with butter and serve warm.