Sunday, 26 October 2014

Really quick and easy pecan & maple syrup tRat

This is a nice treat as you can store all the ingredients for a long time, and it doesn't take long to actually make it, when you want something sweet..

Above, ALL the ingredients! (These are all from LIDL.)

  • Puff pastry (I always try to keep some in the freezer)
  • Pecan nuts (one bag is enough for 3-4 tRats)
  • Maple syrup
  • One large free range egg

The puff pastry packaging has the recommended baking time and temperature. I have a fan assisted oven, so it's 200C, and while they recommend 15-20 minutes for baking, I've found that it's too much for this particular recipe - probably because it's more or less just one flat layer of the pastry, with the pecan nuts and maple syrup on top, rather than filled pastries or such, which would take a bit longer to bake. So, in my oven, this would only take about 12-13 minutes.

If you've frozen the puff pastry, it needs to be thawed first, or it'll go all crumbly.. However, if it's still partly frozen, you can get pastry "sticks" when it breaks - something like the extra bits in the picture above. (I just cut those off the sides as the sheet of pastry was too large for my oven tray.) That's kind of handy as then you won't need to cut slices of the tRat, you'll get individual snack sizes.

So, just roll out the pastry, and place it on an oven tray that's lined with baking paper. Whisk the egg, and brush the pastry sheet with it. Place the pecan nuts more or less evenly, and then pour a generous amount of maple syrup all over it.

Really, be quite generous with the maple syrup! It's surprising how much of the sweetness just seems to disappear in the oven, so if you like your treats super sweet, you might even want to sprinkle some sugar all over the tRat as it won't be über-sweet, even with plenty of maple syrup.

So good.. It'll be good for 3-4 days - unless you eat it all sooner than that =D

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, Stella, thanks for sharing it. Happy birthday to you. :)