A couple of months ago I read the book, appropriately titled, How to Bake a Perfect Life. Very fitting for a baker like me to read. It was a very easy read and great book about a single mother who owns a bakery and is looking after her step-grandaughter. It’s full of stories and, of course, food!
I took Spanish in high school and college…no French here!
Pain….torcher by chocolate? What?!?!
Ah, duh…make them. You need to experience this!
Easy Pain Au Chocolat
adapted from How to Bake a Perfect Life: A Novel
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chips work fine)
- 1 large egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
- sugar in the raw for dusting
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Cut each sheet of pastry into 12 squares.
- Then sprinkle 1/2 ounce of chocolate (a few chips) on each square and roll up tightly around the chocolate.
- Place on the baking sheet, seam down. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Remove pastries from the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg glaze and dust lightly with sugar and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and they have risen.
- Let the cool just a bit and enjoy!