Chocolate Pastry Braid
Chocolate Pastry Braid is a fast and easy recipe. Perfect for when unexpected guests arrive or you just want something sweet.
chocolate pastry, puff pastry dessert
Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen
pre made puff pastry
(8x10 inches / 20 x 25 cm)
(milk or dark)
finely chopped nuts
icing / powdered sugar
Roll out the puff pastry, place the chocolate bars down the centre (sprinkle with chopped nuts if using), leaving a 1/2 inch (1 cm) space at the top and the bottom, fold the dough over the chocolate.
Cut strips of about 1/2 inch (1 cm) on both sides of the puff pastry, being careful not to go too far under the chocolate. Then bring the strips over the chocolate from one side to the other.
Continue to make a braid of the puff pastry, crossing the strips. Place the chocolate pastry on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. And refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
Remove from the fridge and brush with egg wash.
Then sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake the Chocolate Pastry for approximately 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.
Let it cool then sprinkle lightly with icing sugar! Enjoy!
In a small bowl beat together the egg and water.
Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!
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