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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chocolate Strawberry Turnovers

Chocolate Strawberry Turnovers

Food friends, run, don't walk to your kitchen and spend a couple of minutes scanning what you have. If you are in possession of chocolate, jam, and puff pastry (like I always seem to be), then make these immediately. I can be picky about my chocolate and fruit mixes. Basically the only combo I really enjoy is chocolate and strawberry. Anything else pretty much makes me gag so when I saw these little turnovers on Maya's site last week, I knew I would be making them very soon. I still have a bit of puff pastry left from my Daring Bakers challenge a couple of months ago and I always have a bit of dark chocolate laying around from leftover scraps of baking projects. These turnovers are to die for!! The chocolate and jam get all lovely and melty and warm and the puff pastry is the perfect buttery container for the mixture. I only made a few and showed great restraint, but I could see how it would be possible to eat a whole lot of these in one sitting. They are a great sweet treat.

Chocolate Strawberry Turnovers
(Adapted from My Feasts who adapted from Gourmet, February 2007)



Makes 4 servings

1 rectangle puff pastry
1/4 cup strawberry jam
2 ounces finely chopped dark chocolate
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Turbinado sugar (optional) for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Thaw the puff pastry and cut each sheet into 4, 3-inch squares, brush the edges with some beaten egg. Place dark chocolate and strawberry jam in the middle and fold each square diagonally in half. Seal and crimp pastry.

Place pastry triangles on baking sheet, brush pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with a bit of turbinado sugar if desired. Bake in preheated oven till tops turn golden, around 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly on a rack and serve warm.

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19 comments:

Maria said...

Dark chocolate and strawberries-a match made in heaven!

Dawn said...

wonder if I can make these in a toaster oven? hmmm.

Kelly said...

::Licks lips:: I love the thought of just having a little bit of puff pastry left over. :-) I've only made it a couple of times, but you're making me want to give it another try this weekend. Chocolate though, I always have oodles of that.

Erica said...

oh my goodness! These sound easy and look fabulous! I need to pick up some puff pastry- you can make so many fun foods with it!

Mary said...

What a perfect pairing of ingredients. These sound wonderful!

The Food Librarian said...

Beautiful!!!!

Diana said...

No strawberry jam, turbinado sugar or puff pastry, BUT I do have dark chocolate... ;)

Sounds like I need to make a RUN to the store!

lisaiscooking said...

I've made strawberry turnovers and chocolate turnovers, but I've never combined the two. They look fantastic!

Junglefrog said...

I can never get enough of the chocolate/strawberry combo and this sounds (and looks) delicious!

Jenn said...

I think it's time for an afternoon snack. ;-D Yum yum!

Memória said...

I'm already out of the puff pastry I made for the challenge, and I've never purchased the store-bought variety. I guess I'll have to make up another batch of puff pastry soon hehehe. I love making laminated dough.

Anyway, your turnovers look perfect!! YUMMY!

sippitysup said...

Subtle flavors perfectly paired! GREG

Carolyn Jung said...

I love how this can be both breakfast or dessert! And it has fruit in it, so it's healthy. =)

Sonja @ ActiveFoodie said...

I still need to conquer my fear and start experimenting with puff pastry, I think these are just the treat to do it with! They look wonderful!

Kristen616 said...

These look delicious!!!

Gaby said...

shut up. these look downright amazing. I dont know if I can live anymore without these. There goes my no carbs diet!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Nice! I've been making cheater apple turnovers for years with this stuff. I am so making these things with chocolate!

Janet said...

Ooh, delish! Chocolate and strawberry are a match made in heaven (though I must admit to loving chocolate and raspberry the most). Add puff pastry? Genius!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

Omg yum! I love really anything in puff pastry already! I have puff pastry in the freezer so I know just what I'm making this weekend yay!