These little beauties are lemon puffs. I’ve already shared with you in my last post how to prepare the lemon curd which fills the flaky layers of baked puff pastry. The baked sugary puff pastry has a flaky crunch as you bite down and then you taste the smooth but tart lemon curd. The whipped cream is the cherry on top. It is a very refreshing bite or two, it won’t take you long to eat and you’ll wish you could start over. The lemon puffs are so pretty; anyone would think they had taken hours to prepare. They look just beautiful on a dessert tray line with a white paper doily. These lemon puffs will make your next tea party or any occasion extra special. I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.
Gather your ingredients.
Roll your puff pastry just slightly and trim the ends to make the pastry even. Then measure 2″x 4″ pieces.
Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Egg wash and sprinkle one pan with sugar one pan plain. Bake in a pre-heated 4oo degree oven 10-12 minutes. Till golden brown.
Remove to a wire rack and cool completely. Assemble by putting a layer of lemon curd on a plain baked puff pastry. Top with a baked sugared puff pastry. Dust with powdered sugar , top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. Sprinkle on a little freshly grated lemon zest.
2 sheets of puff pastry, I use Pepperidge Farm
1 egg beaten with a few drops of water for egg wash
Freshly whipped whip cream
Lemon zest to sprinkle over whipped cream
To prepare the puff pasrty
Sprinkle a little flour on a work surface and rolling pin. Roll the puff pastry even. With a ruler cut the pastry 2”wide by 4” long place pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a pastry brush apply egg wash to the tops of the pastry. Then sprinkle half with sugar and leave half plain. The plain will be the bottoms and sugared will be the tops. Makes 15 lemon puffs
8 oz. unsalted butter
1 pound granulated sugar
5 lemons, grated zest and juice from all of the lemons
6 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks, beaten
Cook over double boiler water should just be simmering. Melt the butter then add the sugar, juice and zest from the lemons. Slowly add the eggs stirring constantly about 20 minutes. The mix will become thick and get thicker as it cools.
Fresh Whipped Cream
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place the plain piece of baked puff pastry on a plate top with lemon curd. Place the sugared piece of baked puff pastry on the top. Sift on a small dusting of confectioner’s sugar. Add a dollop of the fresh whip cream to the top and a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest.
Bakers note: If you want less puff pastry you can cut one piece in half and fill with the lemon curd and top with the cream.
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