Double Chocolate and Fruit Breakfast Pastry

for 4 pastries.
1 sheet ready-made puff pastry.
4 tablespoons chocolate spread.
2 tablespoons grated cholocate.
1 banana.
4 strawberries.
1 tablespoon flaked almond.
1 egg yolk.
dark chocolate, melted, to serve,
icing sugar, to serve.
Roll out the sheet of puff pastry. Using a sharp knife, cut in half diagonally and then again horizontally to make 4 squares. Then cut each square diagonally to make 8 triangles.
Layer the triangles on a lined baking tray to make a star shape. In each triangle, spread on the chocolate spread (about ½ tablespoon per triangle will be enough).
Then, in the middle, scatter on the grated chocolate, banana, strawberries, and flaked almonds in a circle shape.
Fold over the triangles to meet in the middle. Glaze with some egg wash.
Bake in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for 25 minutes.
Cut out each triangle to make a serving.
Drizzle on some dark melted chocolate, icing sugar or with leftover strawberries and banana. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Cooking spray
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
Coarse gold sugar, for decorating (optional).

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners; coat with cooking spray. Melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring, until smooth. Whisk in the granulated sugar, vanilla and salt until combined; remove the bowl from the pan. Stir in the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour and beat with a wooden spoon until the batter is shiny, about 1 minute.

Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 17 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the filling: Whisk the peanut butter, 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons heavy cream in another heatproof bowl set over the pot of simmering water until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip.

Let the brownies cool 5 minutes in the pan; make an indentation in the center of each with a teaspoon. Pipe the filling into the indentations.

Make the glaze: Combine the semisweet chocolate and 2 tablespoons cream in a heatproof bowl set over the simmering water. Let sit 3 minutes, then stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar. Slowly stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons cream until pourable. Spoon over the brownies; top with the coarse sugar. Chill until set, 30 minutes.

Photograph by Andrew Purcell
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine