19 September 2011

Chocolate Pastry Squares

♬ 19th September's Playlist

'Romeo' By Basement Jaxx
'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' By Ed Sheeran
'Puff The Magic Dragon' By Peter, Paul and Mary
'UnderDog'(by Kasabian) Performed By Kelly Rowland For Radio One's Live Lounge
'Little Lion Man' By Mumford and Sons
'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself' By The White Stripes
'Top Of The World' By Brandy Featuring Mase
'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down' By P.Diddy and Mase
'Unfinished Sympathy' By Massive Attack
'Praise You' By Fatboy Slim

Mental Monday.

I really can't type anymore about the day, so tired.

I should really start another blog called 'Mita Poppins', so you can read how random and funny my job is. But I will stick to music and food!


Love. Love. Love.

This means you can just cover or wrap whatever you want, and after 20 minutes in the oven you have something ready to be devoured.

Desert tonight was easy and hit the spot. 

Chocolate Expresso Parcels with Fruit, makes 8 with medium square cutter


1 Bar of Green and Blacks Expresso Chocolate 50g (keep the other 50g for covering)
Fresh raspberries
Fresh Cherries, halved and pitted
1 egg
Ready to roll puff sheet pastry
Pack of walnuts

Pastry brush


Preheat oven 190°c

: Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

: Unroll pastry out the packet, start cutting out squares.

: Beat egg in small cup and brush on the edges of the bottom square.

: Place one small peice of chocolate in the middle and one raspberry or half a cherry on top, press down the fruit but don't squash it.

: Secure with another pastry square on top and press down the sides with fingers. 

: Poke a few holes at the top with a fork and brush over egg.

Repeat the above until you make 8 parcels.

: Keep a decent amount of space between each parcel, about two finger spaces each side.

< Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

: Melt other half of chocolate, cover each parcel and top with walnut.

Next Time:

Will make heart shape parcels with orange chocolate and fresh strawberries.


Use fresh mint with dark chocolate.


Caramel and chocolate filling glazed with honey.

Favourite Song:

ê 'Romeo' By Basement Jaxx