Monday, July 4, 2011

Heaven in bitesize - Cream Puff Squares

These are the most simplest, yet visually impressive sweet treat. They are a doddle to make and are prepared from start to finish in under 30 minutes. and lets put it this way, if I can make these................. then anyone can. I'm using pre made pastry. Pastry is such a finiky business. Chefs can spend years in France learning how to make the perfect pastry. Seeing as I am no chef, I'm definitely taking the express route. The way I see it, if the store bought one is good....then why kill your self making a pastry.........if nothing else think of the washing up you spare yourself :)


  • 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 pint of whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten for glazing
  • Berries to decorate
  • Icing sugar to decorate


  1. Defrost the pastry (if using frozen) according to packet instructions.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  3. Lay out the pastry sheet, and cut into first even strips, then horizontally into even squares
  4. On a floured baking tray, spread the squares out careful they not touching.
  5. Prick each square with a fork to prevent too much rising
  6. Brush the beaten egg on each square. Be careful not to spread the egg wash on the sides though, just the top.
  7. Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes
  8. Meanwhile, to make the cream filling, whip the cream to soft peaks, adding a little sugar at a time.
  9. Once the squares are ready, pop them on a wire rack to cool.
  10. When they are fully cooled, take a butter knife and half them, leaving you with a sandwich
  11. Put a dollop of cream one sqaure, cover it with its top, add more cream on the top and then decorate with some berries.
  12. To finish, put some icing sugar in a sieve and sprinkle over the finish dish.

Now, how impressive is that!!

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