Monday, October 29, 2007

Fresh Peach and Caramel Puff Pastry Pies

When Mansi announced the 'Peaches' event I did not have any recipe in my hand. The only way I've eaten a peach before is just as a fruit itself. When I googled I found many recipes. But I wanted something really simple as I was experimenting with this fruit. My searched continued and continued until the deadline and finally I found something in the last minute.
The original recipe can be found here . I tweaked it a bit to suit my palatte. I did not follow the measurements given in the original recipe as I wanted to make just two pies to see how it turns out. So, without further adu let's go to the recipe.

Puff pastry sheet - 1

peach- 1 (finely chopped)
slivered almonds- 1 tsp
caramel sauce- 2 tsp
Mixture of egg white and whole milk- 3 tsp each
granulated sugar- for dusting

Thaw the pastry sheet as per the package directions. Unfold it on a lightly floured surface and level it using a rolling pin. Using a cookie cutter or a cup make 4 circles on the pastry sheet. Cut them out. Save the remaining sheet for later use. Line a plate with parchment paper and keep a circle of dough on it. Top with with some peaches and nuts. Then add 1 tsp caramel sauce. Cover it with another circle of dough. Seal the edges with some water and crimp it with a fork. Refrigerate it for 20 to 30 mins. Don't worry if the caramel has oozed out a little in this stage. Remove from the plate and apply egg wash on top. Then make an "x" mark on the top. Sprinkle with some granulated sugar.

Now heat oven to 400 deg and bake the pies for 15 to 20 mins. Warm pies are ready to be served with ice-cream. I did not have any ice-cream, so we enjoyed this warm dessert as it is with some powdered sugar and a drizzle of caramel on top.

Note: People who know me, must also know how scared I am to bake. But this one was pretty easy and yummy that even my hubby enjoyed it. You should try it too and you'll see what I mean. Still not convinced. How about another look?
I've been tagged by Asha, Laavanya and Raks for the Fantastic Four Meme. So, here it is guys.

4 places I've lived:
Coimbatore (granny's home)
salem (parents home)
pondicherry(hubby's home)
U.S.A(my home)

4 Jobs:
Irresponsible daughter to my parents
freak out with my little sister
careless wife
Impatient mom

4 places I've holidayed:
Singapore- our honeymoon trip
Delhi- my college tour
Niagara trip with my friends Anu and vijay
yercaud trip with my family

4 favorite foods:
Anything high in fat and sweet always attracts me. I'm a terrible chocoholic. Like the cookie monster in the sesame street I'd gobble up all the chocolates how ever much I try to resist.

Chocolates (milk chocolate and white chocolate)
Eggs fully cooked but in any form
chaat items especially cutlet

4 places I'd rather be:
Alone in my home
Any place with my sister
My grandma's home
A wonderland full of ice creams and chocolates

Thanks for tagging me guys. Really enjoyed doing it. Now it's my turn to tag. Yay....So, here I go.
You're it.


Bye bye and have a nice day!!!


Suganya said...

Are they cute or what?

Cinnamon said...

Wow the peach puff pastries look so very yummy... just like melt in mouth :)
Its nice knowing abt u :)


Thats a wonderful entry with peach puffpastry Pie !!
The presentation is so nice with caramel and powdered sugar....
And a neat and perfect MEME..!!!Its very nice to know more about you through this meme...:))
And me too cant control eating sweets and fatty foods...;D
I cant help laughing reading your "cookie monster in the sesame street I'd gobble up all the chocolates"...:D

indosungod said...

Peach Puff Pastries looks flaky and tasty :) You only made 2, even a dozen would have vanished I am sure.

Asha said...

Peach dessert is divine Kribha, looks delicious!
Loved your and where you would like to be. A wonderland with IC and chocolate! Hahaha!!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

YUM Kribha darling YUM..........It looks so good :-)))

And abt ur Meme ....a nice one...But I don't agree with the 4 jobs u have had....U aren't all those ill-adjectives u wrote abt urself My dear......U are sweet person and ur husband,ur parents and ur daughter shud be proud for having u :-))
I love Yercaud too....went there several times when I was in Trichy...

lakshmi said...

looks awesome kribha - mouth watering, especially the ones that have been broken into two. "impatient mom" - :hmmmm:

Mandira said...

the pastries look perfect crisp on the outside and moist and soft on the inside. I want one too!

TBC said...

Those look so delicious, Kribha!
It is nice to know u a little better through your meme.

Seema said...

Nice entry.. Its looks yummy & sure will vanish before u set them on the plate!!

Laavanya said...

Kribha.. this looks too good.. out of the world actually! Great recipe and very well done. Apples and caramel sauce would also work right?

Laavanya said...

Forgot to comment on your meme.. (too blown away by your pies) - it was really good to know more about you.

Padma said...

They looks so delicate and cute, I wanna have it right here right now! Nice reading ur additional 4's

sunita said...

That looks so gorgeous...nice presentation, Kribha. As for the meme, I second you on the chocoholic bit with all my heart...simply can't have enough.

Pravs said...

pastry pie looks so yummy and awesome.Nice MEME:)

Mocha said...

I use puff pastry a lot, but never knew this use. They look fabulous. I can feel the crusty pastry and they sweet peaches. Xt time i buy puff pastry got to try this. Enjoyed your meme.

bee said...

those are gorgeous and presented so beautifully!

sagari said...

great looks delecious and yummyyy

Mansi Desai said...

Kribha, I love you for this!!:) seriously, so many of my friends have gone to extreme lengths to make something with peaches for my event and I owe you all!!

these puff pastries look beautiful...I wish I could taste it from the pics! thanks so much for this lovely entry!!

Rajitha said...

nice! very very nice kribha..the puff pastries look very preofessional :)..loved ur meme too

USHA said...

Hi Kribha,

Wow!!!recipe is just awesome...that too presentation with that syrup on the sides..hmmm...really excellent..

Coming to was interesting to know that you are chocholate baby....Thanks for sharing.

Rina said...

Kribha, those peach puff look drooling. Excellent entry. Wonderful recipe.

remya said...

they look yumm and mouthwatering kribha..enjy reading ur meme too...

meeso said...

This looks delicious! I love puff pastry, it makes the best desserts!!!

Richa said...

loved the shape n presentation of those cuties :) pastry & peach goes very well, you may try adding walnut as well. I had posted a peach/apricot/walnut galette, so i know it is a great combination :) lovely entry!
thanks for the tag, kribha, i recently published my meme :)

Kribha said...

Hi Suganya,
Thanks dear. I wanted to present it a little better. But my son did too much of caramel on the plate in the name of helping.

Hi Cinnamon,
I'm so glad to have you here. I've never made any sweet items with fruits using pastry sheet. But This one was so easy and it was really a melt in the mouth. It's nice of you to drop in a few words. Please keep visiting.

Hi Raks,
Glad you liked it dear. The caramel swrills were made by my son. I just wanted to make a few lines. But once he began he started lashing out the fork uncontrollably. Had to clean the table and floor. Happy to know that you enjoyed the meme too. Regarding the cookie monster...I'm not joking. It's so much true.

It's true. Both my hubby and me are not a great pie lovers. That's why I made just two for the event. But when we tasted it, it was gone in a flash and we wished we had more.

Hi Asha,
Thanks dear. Sure it turned out very good for the last minute effort. When I started with the recipe I thought maybe this would turn into a disaster and that I'll be sending it for the kitchen disaster tag. Luckily it turned great. Wish I had baked more.

Kribha said...

Hi Sirisha,
That was so sweet of you dear to give me such words. I really don't no if I deserve it. But thanks anyway. You made my day.
You've been in Trichy? My hubby worked there for awhile.

Hi Lakshmi,
Thanks dear. I'm so happy that you liked it. Regarding the "impatient mom"...My son has some special needs. We are working hard to overcome that soon. There are a few things I know he can, but needs little more effort. When he fails to do it I get angry with him. That's why I wrote so. I just wish I had tons of patience.

Hi Mandira,
Anytime dear for you. Come on over and I'll make you some. Glad that you enjoyed it.

Hi Tbc,
Happy to know that you liked the dessert and meme. Hope I did not bore you.

Hi Seema,
Thanks dear. It's true. As you said the pies did disappear in a flash. Both my hubby and me wanted more.

Hi Laavanya,
Thanks dear for your generous words. That was so sweet of you. I'm not a big fan of peaches. But when I did this, I sure wanted to do it with apples,cinnamon and caramel the next time. When I saw the same in your comment I was happy that we thought alike.

Hi Padma,
Happy that you liked it. Wish I could share it with you if you lived closeby. Nice to know that you enjoyed the meme too.

Kribha said...

Hi Sunita,
Thanks for those nice words. So, your a chocoholic too? Glad to have a partner in blogsphere.

Hi Pravs,
Glad you enjoyed it.Thanks.

Hi Mocha,
This is my first try. Usually I use puff pastry only for egg puffs or chicken puffs. But this time,I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome. Hope you give it a try too.:-)

Hi Bee,
Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you liked 'em.

Hi Sagari,
Great to have you here. Glad you liked the pies. Please keep visiting.

Kribha said...

Hi Mansi,
Actually it's me who has to thank you .If not for this event, I wouldn't have learnt to do anything with it other than eating it as such. So "Thanks" again. It was great to participate in it. Hugs for hosting this. :-)Can't wait for the round-up.

Hi Rajitha,
Thanks you so much dear. Actually, I owe you an apology. My hubby just called me up from the office and said that you had sent at email to his office address few days back. All of a sudden he remembered and told me. I'll check the mail today and respond back to you. Sorry and thanks dear. Also, I'm glad that you liked the pies.

Hi Usha,
That is such a sweet comment. Actually, the caramel lines were done by my son. I wanted to do just a few here and there. But he pitched in to help and made a mess. But I'm glad that many of you liked it.

Hi Rina,
Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm happy that you liked it.

Hi Remya,
Thanks a bunch dear. Glad you liked the pies and meme.

Hi Meeso,
I've just started experimenting puff pastry sweets. Usually I make only savory items. Gald you liked this.

Hi Richa,
I remember your peach apricot galette. As I was doing this I kept thinking about you as I know that you love peaches. Addition of walnuts is a good idea. will try it next time. Oops..I'm sorry that I forgot reading your meme.

Jeena said...

Yummy when it comes to almonds and pastry I'm there peaches sound great. I love the pictures , delicious. :)

Happy cook said...

How did i miss this. They just look divine. Super delicious. Oh i want to have them

Kribha said...

Hi Jeena,
Thankyou dear. Tried this for the first time and was gald the way it turned out. Glad that you like it too.

Hi HC,
Thanks dear. You are most welcome to have it. Wish I could give it to you if you lived close by. :-)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Puffs are looking great!:)) Kribha dear you are most welcome to my place! When is your trip to India? It would be a pleasure to meet and treat you with goodies. How is your kid now?

Kribha said...

Hi Lathama,
Thankyou so much for the invitation. I cannot come to India atleast for a year or so. But I'll surely come to your place when I visit. Kavin is doing good now. Thanks for the enquires ma.

Julie said...

That looks so decadent and delicious! It really is amazing how many peach recipes they are!

Kribha said...

Hi Julie,
A warm welcome to you dear. Sorry for my late comment. I was a little busy preparing sweets for diwali.
Gald to know that you liked the peach pie. It's true, I was also amazed to find so many peach recipes featured in the round-up. Never knew anything about peach before. Nice to have you here and please keep visiting.