Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemon Puffs


Pastry that’s just darn tasty!

Easy, delicious, zesty lemon puffs – it’s a quick, nutritious, filling and tasty recipe for you to do. The ingredients are also easy to procure as they are readily available at your favorite grocers or farmer’s market. The tools you need like a zester or grater is also a staple in every kitchen.

We are using store-brought puff pastry sheets to cut down on prep time.
The whole prep, baking, and assembly process take under an hour.

Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemony Puffs
Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemony Puffs

INGREDIENTS For Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemon Puffs
For The Pastry, You Would Need:

  • 1 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 packs of 320g ready-rolled puff pastry sheets

For The Filling, You Would Need:

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ⅓ cup soymilk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp of butter or margarine (softened)
Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemony Puffs
Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemony Puffs

TOOLS

You will also need:

  • Oven
  • Lemon zester or cheese grater
  • Baking sheets
  • Pastry brush
  • Piping bag
  • Bowls
  • Saucepan
  • Stove
  • Whisk
  • Baking parchment

INSTRUCTIONS

It’s time to put together our easy, delicious, zesty lemony puffs. Just follow these steps:

  • First, preheat your oven to 200℃
  • On a clean flat surface, place one of the pastry sheets on top of the other. Cut them into squares (you may use a ruler or straight edge to ensure equal sizes)
  • Place the top layer of pastry squares onto a baking sheet, place the bottom layer onto another
  • Sprinkle one tray with confectioners sugar and cover with baking parchment (this will be your bottom)
  • Brush the egg wash on the other tray and sprinkle with white sugar (this will be your top)
  • Pop them in the oven and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden brown
  • Let them cool

To make the filling:
In a small saucepan, add sugar, cornstarch, and soymilk over low heat. Stir until mixture is smooth and lumps disappear. Once the mixture is lump-free, turn up the heat to a medium-high and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil until mixture thickens.

Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. You then whisk in the lemon juice, lemon zest, butter (or margarine). Set aside.

Tip: Using your lemon zester or cheese grater, move it lightly in a circular motion against the lemon to get as much zest. To get more juice from your lemons, roll them against a flat surface first for a few minutes.

Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemony Puffs
Easy, Delicious Zesty Lemony Puffs

ASSEMBLY

To Assemble Our Pastry:
Place the filling into a piping bag. Pipe the filling onto the bottom layer pastry and add the top layer pastry. Place them in the fridge for an hour for the filling to set and cool before serving.

ENJOY

There you have it! A delicious, nutritious snack that’s loaded with lemony goodness! Our zesty lemony puffs are also great for breakfast. You can also keep them in the freezer for a day or two and heat them up anytime you want.

While its best served cool, we also like to heat it up a bit and grate over some cheese for an extra umami taste. And if you have extra filling left, you can use it as a glaze – just spread or spoon it over the warm puffs and grate more zest. You can add sprinkles or even chocolate chips if you are feeling sinful!

Pair them with your drink of choice – from freshly brewed coffee, a soothing cup of tea, of a glass of your favorite wine.

Enjoy!

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