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Chocolate puff pastry twist recipe



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Easy and quick chocolate puff pastry twist recipe


The history of chocolate twists dates back to various origins, often associated with European pastry, particularly French pastry. The twists require only a few key ingredients such as:

  • pastry cream

  • puff pastry

  • and chocolate.


This recipe can be prepared in 30 to 60 minutes, offering a delightful indulgence in no time. This quick turnaround makes it an ideal option for those craving an instant sweet treat without compromising on quality or taste. With such quick preparation, it fits perfectly into busy schedules, offering a quick but rewarding culinary escapade.



Chocolate Twists, Main Components


The Puff Pastry


Puff pastry is the central element of this recipe. Although making it from scratch is unmatched, it requires some technical expertise. Opting for store-bought ready-to- use pastry is a simpler alternative for this recipe.


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The Pastry Cream


Pastry cream, deeply rooted in French pastry since the 17th century, was originally a filling for various sweet desserts. Now an essential, its simple recipe with egg yolks, sugar, flour and milk requires delicate cooking. Its versatility allows it to transform into mousseline cream or serve as a base for elaborate desserts, making it a key element in the art of pastry making.



Chocolate puff pastry twist recipe Instructions


The key steps of the recipe in images



Spreading pastry cream on top of a puff pastry

Evenly spread a thin layer of pastry cream over half of the puff pastry. Then, sprinkle chocolate chips on the cream-covered part (image above).



Folding the puff pastry with the pastry cream inside

Fold the bare half of the pastry over the filled part (image above).



Cutting the 3 centimetres width strips of the pastry

Cut strips of 3 centimetres width (image above).



Folding the chocolate twist in specifique way

Finally, twist each strip 2 to 3 times to obtain beautiful twists ready to be baked (image above).



Chocolate puff pastry twist - Recipe


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Informations


Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Servings: 12 pcs

 

Ingredients


Puff pastry:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry, from a 17.3 ounce package


Pastry cream:

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 35g flour

  • 225g milk

  • 125g whipping cream

Extra:

  • 100 gr Chocolate chips

 

Instructions


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 200°C, then roll out your pre-prepared puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.

  2. For the pastry cream, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl until the mixture becomes pale and creamy.

  3. In a saucepan, heat the milk. Gradually pour the hot milk over the egg-sugar mixture, stirring constantly to prevent the eggs from cooking.

  4. Return everything to the saucepan and cook over gentle heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Remove from heat, add the sifted flour, and mix well. Allow it to cool.

  5. Spread a thin layer of cooled pastry cream onto your rolled-out puff pastry (you don't have to use all the cream). Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

  6. Next, cut the pastry into strips about 3 centimetres wide. Gently twist each strip to create beautiful twists.

  7. Place the twists on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, apply the egg wash, and bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden and crispy.

 

Nutrition


For 1 pc:

  • Calories: 292 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 48 g

  • Protein: 5g

  • Fat 11g

  • Saturated Fat: 5,5g

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • Sodium: 15 mg

  • Potassium: 82mg

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Sugar: 5g

  • Vitamin A: 23IU

  • Calcium: 23mg

 


Is It Possible to Freeze Them?


Absolutely! You can easily freeze these chocolate twists to enjoy later. When you want to savor them, preheat your oven to 180°C and take the pastries out of the freezer. Bake them directly for 20 to 25 minutes.


This simple and convenient process allows thawing while preserving the freshness and crispiness of these chocolate delights.




Parties ready to eat


Calories and Chocolate Puff Pastry Twists


Each chocolate twist in this recipe contains 292 kcal.

Some adjustments can be made to reduce its calorie content, such as:

  • substituting butter with a lighter version

  • reducing the quantity of butter in the recipe.


However, it is essential to maintain the balance of ingredients to preserve the characteristic texture and flavour of these delicacies.

Variations in sugar proportions or the use of more nutritious ingredients can also help slightly reduce the calories without compromising the taste pleasure.

The goal is to find a balance between flavour and nutritional value for these chocolate delights.



Our favourite chocolate puff pastry twist variations


Hazelnuts


 For a unique twist, replace chocolate with praline or use praline paste in addition to the pastry cream. Add pieces of hazelnuts on the twists before baking for a crunchy texture and richer flavour.


Nutella


For a simplified and irresistibly chocolatey version, spread Nutella in addition to the pastry cream or entirely replace the pastry cream with Nutella. A quick and delicious option for chocolate lovers.


Different Sizes (Giant, Bite-sized)


This recipe adapts to all sizes: create small bites perfect for a nibble buffet or go for an XXL version for those craving a flavourful treat. Let your creativity flow to vary the pleasures according to your desires.


Vegan Alternative


It's perfectly possible to create a vegan version of these delicious chocolate twists. To do so, replace the traditional ingredients with vegan substitutes:


  • Vegan puff pastry: Start by using vegan butter or margarine instead of traditional butter. Opt for store-bought vegan puff pastry or make your own using a reliable vegan butter substitute.

  • Vegan custard: Create a vegan custard by using vegan milk such as almond, soya or oat milk and blending in vegan butter or margarine.

  • Vegan chocolate: Make sure the chocolate used in the recipe is vegan. Many brands offer dairy-free chocolate options, using ingredients such as coconut milk or almond milk in place of dairy.

Using these vegan alternatives results in a sumptuous treat reminiscent of the classic flavours of traditional chocolate twists.


Christmas Tree 


Feeling festive and playful? Opt for an XXL recipe in the shape of a Christmas tree. Perfect for the festive holiday seasons, this giant twist will be the star of your table.

Find a detailed recipe and explanatory video here: https://www.jusrol.co.uk/pastry-recipes/chocolate-puff-pastry-christmas-tree



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Feb 14
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Perfect, thank you for sharing this Chocolate puff pastry twist recipe with us!

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Feb 05
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Great recipe! Thank you CG for this article!

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Dec 26, 2023
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Really Good content, thank you for this recipe !

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