I love hosting dinner parties. But organising brunch on a cosy Sunday is my absolute favourite. And what can make a delicious brunch even better apart from a batch of freshly ground coffee? Some homemade pastries of course! It has been ages since I’ve last come up with a recipe. So it was definitely time for another one here on Ella Was Here. This easy Hazelnut & Chocolate Breakfast Puffs recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch!
I don’t know about you, but whenever I have visitors over for Sunday brunch, I tend to go a bit overboard. As much tasty food as possible! These breakfast puffs are incredibly easy to make and you don’t need to spend a lot of time preparing the ingredients, ideal for one of my brunch parties!
On to the recipe . . .
if you have seen my previous recipe, a Petit Beurre Cookie Cake, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of chocolate. Any excuse to add chocolate to something, I’ll take. And a good breakfast pastry, is as good as any! For this recipe, apart from chocolate, you’ll need: puff pastry, raisins, honey, an egg and hazelnuts. And don’t forget to preheat the oven before you start preparing the ingredients. This is a super quick recipe, so you’ll be done in no time!
- Puff Pastry
- Dark Chocolate
- 1 Egg
- Preheat oven at 190 °C (374 °F).
- Whisk an egg in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Cut your dark chocolate into bits. Do the same for the hazelnuts.
- Cut your puff pastry in triangles or rectangles. Both shapes work fine.
- Place your first piece of puff pastry on a plate and add some of the chocolate, some of the hazelnuts and a few raisins onto the middle of the puff pastry base.
- Drip some honey on top.
- Roll your first pastry. Close the sides by gently pressing a fork into the pastry.
- Repeat this process until you run out of puff pastry.
- Brush each pastry with egg all over the top.
- Put pastries on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10-15 min, until golden brown.
- you can serve these hot or when you've let them cool down a bit. Both are delicious!
I am now going to go and enjoy some more of these pastries with a good cup of coffee. They are perfect when served hot, but they also taste great the day after. So you don’t have to eat them all at once (even though I probably will).
Don’t forget to send me pictures if you end up trying this recipe!
What are your favourite things to serve for brunch?