Super practical and easy to prepare, puff pastry rolls are my favourite choice when I need to bake a delicious snack for my guests. Especially if I don’t have too much time on my hands!
The essential ingredient here is a pack of frozen puff pastry dough. (Careful here, you need bricks of dough, not sheets!) You will need to wait until it thaws, but this usually doesn’t take longer than an hour. While you wait for the dough to thaw, you can prepare the filling.
Now, depending on what you have in the kitchen, you can split the dough, prepare several different fillings and bake two or more kinds of rolls in one go. This way your guests will have a choice and the serving plate will be much richer – a life saver if you only have two or three hours to do all the baking!
Now, about those fillings. In my home, the most popular rolls have always been the ones with walnut and lemon filling. For one pack of dough, you need about 5 oz. of sugar, 6 oz. of milled walnuts, freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon), 1 pack of vanilla sugar and several big spoons of water.
Preparation: place all filling ingredients into a bowl and stir them with a spoon. Take the thawed dough and roll it until it gets thin. Roll it in one direction – you want it to be long, but not wide. Spread the filling across the dough and wrap it: you will get a long, thin roll. Cut into thin slices and place the slices on a baking pan. Bake in a pre-heat oven on 340 F for 10 – 15 minutes.
Depending on the ingredients used for the filling, the end result should look like a variant of this. Hope you’ll find it delicious!