Tuesday, March 4, 2014

3 easy ways with peaches and puff pastry

Our peach tree was chocka block this year, again. Too many to keep up with, we got 6 buckets all together. I have frozen a heap of stewed ones to use throughout the rest of the year.

We went away for the weekend camping, and I left a bucket full of fresh yummy peaches by the fence with a 'free' sign on them and some bags with the hope that they wouldn't take my bucket. When I got home the bucket was still full! What is wrong with people?! Free yummy peaches, hello!!

Oh well. I got my bake on. 
Strudel

Peach mixture

4 peaches, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup flaked almonds

Mix all together.

Use one sheet of puff pastry. Lay peach mixture down the centre. Make 1 inch slits down the edges, leaving half an inch either side of the peaches.

Fold strips over alternatively, brush with egg wash(made with a beaten egg and 1 tablespoon of water) and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 200 degrees.


Peach Turnovers

Using the same peach mix as above, cut one sheet of puff pastry into four equal squares. Place a heaped tablespoon of mix on one half of the square and fold over, making a triangle. Seal around the edges with a fork or your fingers.

Brush with egg wash of one beaten egg mixed with a tablespoon of water.

Bake for 25 minutes at 200 degrees

Dust with icing sugar to serve with lashings of cream!

Peach Tart

4 peaches, peeled, seeded and sliced
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons sugar

Cut one sheet of puff pastry in half.

Leaving a 1cm border, scatter the almonds on each half. 
Lay the peach slices in two rows along the pastry, remembering to still leave a border.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Brush edges with egg wash and bake for 25 minutes at 200 degrees.




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9 comments:

  1. I haven't eaten nearly enough peaches this Summer. These look scrumptious :)

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  2. omg, I am drooling all over my keyboard!! YUUUUUM!!!! My sister had a million peaches on their tree, too. I should share these with her and then tell her to make me some and send them up! :-) Maybe people thought there was a catch - nothing is free these days!!!

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  3. Divine!! I wish I had a fruit tree of any kind. I do love puff pastry - great ideas!

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  4. Oh, my gosh! To die for! YUMMO!

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  5. The turnovers looks delicious. Puff pastry is so versatile!

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    1. I gave the turnovers to my sister, they loved them. Puff pastry, ready made anyway, is so easy to use for quick treats.

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  6. Oh nice!! The inlays have this problem every year as well. Maybe now I'm living closer to them I can raid their tree and try some of these.

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    1. You are living very close now! Hope you're settling in OK xx

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