Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baked Brie Pops (oh yes)

So I had some brie and puff pastry. But no tea or coffee. No no, somebody forgot. I don't want to name names now, but he's French and it begins with a 'M'. Ahem.

Thankfully these little Brie Pops eased some of my lack of caffeine rage:


Move over cake pops, brie pops are where it's at. I came across the idea on the brilliant site of Joy The Baker. I added my own little twist by making them into pop versions instead of squares and with pecans.

Yum.

Please try.

Now I'm off to have a cup of tea. Oh. Hang on. I'll think some happy thoughts and give you the recipe instead.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 - 15 minutes

Ingredients (makes 12 Brie Bites/Pops)
1 sheet of ready-made puff pastry
1 egg
A splash of milk 
40g brie
20g pecans, chopped


1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/390F/Gas 7.

2. If you're going for the brie pop look (and you really should be), you'll need some of these little sticks. You'll get them in craft or toy shops. OR. Get friendly with your local café and they might just give you some coffee stirers for free.  I am not condoning stealing... :)

3. Using a pastry cutter cut out 24 puff pastry circles. I used a 7cm cutter.

4. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and add the milk. Brush the pastry circles with the egg wash.

5. Press each stick halfway up and in the middle of each circle. Add a little sliver of brie.


6. Then some chopped pecans join the party.


 7. Place a second pastry circle on top. Gently press the edges together. Use a fork to crimp the edges and brush with the egg wash.


8. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Sweet little brie pops. Come to me now. Gotta go.

6 comments:

  1. Laoise these look fab. Got to try. I'm thinking a dried cranberry in there instead of your pecan as I'm a sucker for the brie cranberry mix. Also, got a tip from a cakestall lady that wooden coffee stirrers are a zillion times cheaper than cake pop sticks :)

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  2. Thanks Sinead! Delighted you like :) Ah go for it with the cranberry, loving that. Teehee that's gas about the coffee stirrers....would you believe I got mine last night for free from a friendly cafe in Canary Wharf...! Was trying to be highbrow saying to get them in a craft/toy shop. Will have to update the post :)

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  3. J'adore! Simple and good. I think I'll make some ;-)

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  4. Simple, good and on a stick. Sure what more could you want?! :-)

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  5. They look absolutely delicious. Only Joythebaker could come up with a treat like that :D

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  6. She is so fabulous isn't she Edith?! I have a Baking Crush on her :)

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