Tantalizing French Pastries at Home
Create a delightful journey to France right in your own kitchen with our “Tantalizing French Pastries at Home” recipe. The aroma of freshly baked pastries will transport you to the charming streets of Paris. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe will guide you to create exquisite French pastries that will impress your friends and family.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/4 cup ice water
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Your favorite fruit jam for filling
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
- Add the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter to mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Slowly drizzle in the ice water and mix until the dough comes together.
- Divide the dough in half, shape each into a disc, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out one disc of dough and cut it into circles.
- Place a teaspoon of your favorite fruit jam in the center of each circle, then fold them in half and seal the edges.
- Brush the pastries with a mixture of egg yolk and vanilla extract for a beautiful golden finish.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Let them cool, then dust with powdered sugar.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 pastries
These Tantalizing French Pastries at Home are the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. The flaky, buttery crust combined with sweet fruit jam is simply irresistible. Serve them at breakfast or as a delightful dessert, and watch them disappear!
Nutrition Information (per pastry): Calories: 220, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g
Create cherished memories with your loved ones as you savor these homemade French pastries. With their delicate layers and heavenly flavors, they are sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire. Bon appétit!