‘Mummy’ pastry plait hero

‘MUMMY’ PASTRY PLAIT

It’s all eyes on the prize when you dish up this appley puff!

, 29 September 2020

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‘MUMMY’ PASTRY PLAIT
  • Cook: 55 Mins
    plus chilling

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 21p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 79g serving contains
  • Energy

    909KJ

    217KCAL

    11%
  • Fat

    9.7g

    med

    14%
  • Saturates

    4.6g

    high

    23%
  • Sugars

    14.4g

    med

    16%
  • Salt

    0.19g

    low

    3%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1151kJ/275kcal.
Ingredients
  • 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 80g caster sugar
  • Small pinch cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3tbsp apricot jam
  • Cake Décor Edible Eyes
Method
  • Remove a 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled Puff Pastry from the fridge 10-15 mins before needed.

  • Peel, core and slice 4 Granny Smith apples and put in a pan with 80g caster sugar and a small pinch cinnamon. Cook on a low heat until soft and golden. Set aside to cool.

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Unroll the pastry, leaving it on the baking paper provided, so the shorter side faces you. Spoon the apple down the centre of the pastry, leaving a 2cm border at the top and bottom.

  • For the ‘mummy’ bandage effect, use a sharp knife to slice the pastry into 1cm-wide strips from the outer border towards the filling (stop when you’re 1cm away from the apple mixture).

  • Fold over the top and bottom 2cm section of the pastry. Alternating from both sides, fold the pastry strips over, crisscrossing to encase the apple in a plait, until you reach the bottom. Chill for 20 mins.

  • Brush the pastry with 1 egg, beaten. Bake for 25-30 mins or until golden.

  • Allow to cool forafew minutes then brush over 3tbsp apricot jam to glaze. Decorate with Cake Décor Edible Eyes before serving.