Weekend baking: strawberry and pistachio sandwiches

So this past weekend it was fairly miserable and rainy on Sunday so I decided to watch films all day and bake, hence another baking post. I saw an elaborate recipe for mille feuille in Sainbury’s magazine and quickly decided i didn’t want to attempt it so instead I adapted it to make pastry sandwiches with cream, strawberries and pistachios. Surprisingly, they turned out pretty wellย so I wanted to share the recipe.

Ingredients (for 6 sandwiches):

1 x roll of puff pastry (It just came in a sheet from the supermarket and it was enough for like 10 pastry sandwiches)

100g soft cheese (I used Philadelphia)

50g greek yoghurt (I used low fat and it worked well)

1 x punnet of strawberries

50g pistachios

10g honey

10g icing sugar

10g grated dark chocolate

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The Recipe:

1. Roll the pastry out until it is about 1/2 a centimetre thick, cut it into squares however big you want them to be for the sandwiches, then leave it in the fridge to chill for about 20/30mins. Put the oven to approx. 200 degrees C and then bake the pastry for 20 mins. Make sure its covered with greaseproof paper and a baking tray so it doesn’t actually puff up (you want it to be well done and slightly crispy).

2. Dust the pastry with icing sugar and grill it until its caramelised (this will take 1/2 mins) When its done leave on the side to cool

3. Combine the cheese, yoghurt and honey. Add in a few chopped pistachios

4. Assemble the sandwiches with the filling, adding as many chopping strawberries as you like and a small amount of grated dark chocolate.

5. Finish by dusting with icing sugar and finely chopped pistachios.

I’m still fairly new to baking/desserts and I found it fun and easy to make so I hope you do too, happy baking!

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