For a quick to make dessert and becoz of my tight schedule , I bought a few pack of ready-made puff pastry from the baking store. Made some vol au ven out of them, filled them with some crab meat mushrooms and tada... dessert is ready for serving. The Piggies loved them and the surprising thing was the ready-made puff pastry after baking them , they remained crispy and fluffy. The extras I kept them in a tupper and leave it the fridge and they still remains crispy after a day. You can keep the baked vol au ven ( without the fillings of course ) in the fridge for two days and they still remains crispy. The fillings can be sweet or savoury. I prepared two types of fillings for them...One savoury- the crab meat and fresh mushrooms filling and the other sweet - mango slices with whip cream. You can have anything you fancy and it will still taste yummy :)
I will try making the puff pastry myself one day but for the time being ready-made ones are just as good. Easy and simple to made vol au ven...they are cute ! Thaw the puff pastry , cut into the required size wth a round pastry cutter as shown in the picture below. One whole piece with another layer with a middle cut out placed on top of the whole piece. Brush egg wash over the surface and bake at 170-180 deg C for 20 minutes or till puffed up double in height and browned. Take it out and cooled on rack. Prepare your fillings and scooped them into the vol au ven and they are ready for serving. This can be served as appetizer , starter or finger food :)
I let the pictures tell the story.....yummy yummy !
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