Monday, January 21, 2013

Just a little love to start your day

The hubby and I both had today off work!  We celebrated by sleeping in and having a relaxed and fun breakfast.  The game plan was originally to have brunch and run to the store to get some better ingredients but it was -11 F when we woke up so the plans to go to the store were abandoned and we opted for lots of hot coffee instead.

So instead of home made fruit filling and home made pie crust (I was lazy its my day off after all) These yummy little tarts were made with puff pastry, filled with strawberry jam and topped off with fresh blueberries and cinnamon and sugar.
For not having everything I planed on I have to say these guys turned out really good!

This is what you will need to make some strawberry tarts:

1 sheet of puff pastry (or if you are awesome mix up some pie crust or use frozen pie crust)
Jam of your choice  Next time I will make freezer jam to fill these or home made apple pie filling)
1 egg beaten 
Blueberries or Strawberries (optional)
Cinnamon and Sugar

Defrost your puff pastry either over night or set it out in the morning.

Heat oven to 350

Roll it out and cut into 8 rectangles.  I made mine 3.5in by 4.5 in.  Cut out hear shapes into half the rectangles (or any other shape that catches your fancy)

 Place a tablespoon full of jam on the rectangles without the hearts cut out of them and spread it almost to the edge (be sure to leave room  so you can seal the whole thing up)

 Place the cut out rectangle on top and use a fork to seal the edges.  Brush with the egg wash and cover with Cinnamon and sugar.  Add blueberries or strawberries now if you would like.

 Bake for 10-15 min until puffed and golden brown.

Be sure to let them cool a bit before eating or you will have a very sad tongue.

Hope you enjoy these guys, I know the hubby sure did!