Puff Pastries

Last Sunday, my dear hubby suddenly had craving for chicken puff pies. We went to PH after lunch and when he saw the puff pastry sheet in the freezer, he asked if this needed to add ingredients to get chicken puff pies. I looked at him patiently (even though I wanted to ask him "What do you think?") and said that this is only "THE SHEET", and that preparation of other ingredients is definitely needed. He nodded his head in understanding and placed it back to the freezer.

Over the years, I've grown rather patient in general, and tried to stay composed. I've learnt not to be too impatient or mean, as I believe what goes around comes around. Furthermore, I've "seen through" already and take life in a lighter stride. Why make yourself unhappy with other people's actions/words or reactions. No point. Treat yourself well even if the whole world treats you badly. These are my beliefs.

Anyway, after PH, and having picked up my eldest son from his enrichment class, we proceeded to Thomson Plaza. Guess what did we have for our afternoon snack? It got to be Hans chicken puff pies!! He, Aloysius and myself had chicken puff pies, while my LTS (stands for Little Twin Stars - not Kiki & Lala but Allyson & Anders) had curry chicken puffs! Very garang right? At the age of six already know how to appreciate curries. I think they take after me, as I was quite well-known to eat chilli with rice, and not rice with chilli. Heehee...

So today, while I had time on hand, I embarked on my puff pastry baking. I coaxed my hubby to buy chicken meat for me to bake chicken pies, but he refused. So I used tuna to replace chicken and made Tuna & Mushroom Puff Pastry Pies.


1. Preparation of the pies. Shortcrust base were used.
2. Baking the pies in the oven.
3. These lots were made using the puff pastry as the base and the cover, while the rest were using shortcrusts as base.
4. Baked puff pastry pies.

A mixture of pies of various sizes.


This is the "full" puff pastry pie.


My son was just too eager to have a piece of pie when he came back from school today. He persuaded me to let him have one. Since I made so many, might as well let him be my "taster".


As I had time in the evening, I decided to bake the Nutella Cupcakes again. I found that there was a sales for the extra large Nutella in Fairprice now. It's going for $8.80 for a 750g, comes with a free small Nutella worth $3.70. Without hesitation, I quickly use my Nutella, so that I can buy again and stock up! Heehee... The recipe yields 72 mini cupcakes! Yummy.

5 comments:

nyonya pendek melaka said...
July 22, 2009 at 1:27 AM

this reminds me i too have some leftover puff pastry sheet in my freezer from my previous puff baking class. very nice looking puffs! the nutella cupcakes must be very nice too.

Kitchen Corner said...
July 22, 2009 at 8:07 AM

Hi Jane,
You've nicely baked pies! It looks really delicious, I love it in a small portion like this. You've made quite a lot, are you going to serve me a piece? hehe...just kidding. Well, I would really like to taste the nutella cupcakes on our next meeting ok :P

Passionate About Baking said...
July 22, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Hi nyonya pendek melaka,
Thanks for your compliments. Yes, take out the sheet and start baking good looking and yummy treats! They're so nice, but so sinful isn't it? The cupcakes do taste very nice too, because of the yummy nutella! Have fun!

Hi Grace,
Thanks! You made very beautiful puff pastries too mah! Aiyo, everytime you wanna try something, I must freeze it. Btw, I've freeze the durian muffins for you. So I'll have to freeze this cupcake for you too! Hahaha... Do you mind? The next time when we have high tea together, each of us must give each other the list of "Want to indulgent treats". Then u bake for me and vice versa! How does that sound? ;)

Kitchen Corner said...
July 23, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Hey Jane,
I've long time didn't make puff pastries.. it's really took me lots of effort. I would be quite enjoy to make shortcrust pastry. Anyway, when is our meeting? I think I must look through your entire blog and choose which desserts I like to have in our afternoon tea :P

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Hi nyonya pendek melaka,
Thanks for your compliments. Yes, take out the sheet and start baking good looking and yummy treats! They're so nice, but so sinful isn't it? The cupcakes do taste very nice too, because of the yummy nutella! Have fun!

Hi Grace,
Thanks! You made very beautiful puff pastries too mah! Aiyo, everytime you wanna try something, I must freeze it. Btw, I've freeze the durian muffins for you. So I'll have to freeze this cupcake for you too! Hahaha... Do you mind? The next time when we have high tea together, each of us must give each other the list of "Want to indulgent treats". Then u bake for me and vice versa! How does that sound? ;)

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