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Chocolate Dutch Baby Pancake

Chocolate Dutch Baby Pancake

This chocolate dutch baby pancake is easy to make and so delicious. A fluffy pancake that can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings. As a mom of two little kids I am all about easy breakfasts. This dutch baby pancake is just that. You 

Easy Homemade French Bread

Easy Homemade French Bread

Easy Homemade French Bread is simple to make and tastes better than store bought. Fluffy on the inside and a crunchy crust this bread is sure to become a household favourite! I love baking bread at home! It’s easier to do than you think and 

Raspberry Puff Pastry Hearts

Raspberry Puff Pastry Hearts

Raspberry puff pastry hearts are an easy and delicious treat for a Valentines Day breakfast or any breakfast you want to make special. Puff pastry with a raspberry filling cut into cute hearts and drizzled with icing, what’s not to love!

As a food blogger we are always testing recipes out way before the holidays come but my two toddlers don’t seem to mind. We had these raspberry heart pastries twice last week and I already can’t wait to make them again! I use a store bought puff pastry so there is very little work to be done to create this breakfast treat.

Tips For Making These Pastries

  • Read the thawing instruction on the puff pastry box carefully before beginning
  • Allow pastry to fully thaw before unrolling
  • Do not over stuff with raspberry pie filling
  • I prefer pie filling over jam because it is sweeter but you can use either
  • Allow cooked pastries to cool a bit before adding the icing or they will just become a melty mess
  • Enjoy them warm

How to Make These Raspberry Pastry Hearts

Puff Pastry

I always buy my puff pastry from the grocery store. If you like to make your own that’s amazing and you’re welcome to use it for this recipe. You’ll find puff pastry in the frozen section of the grocery store. I like to get the pre-rolled kind (it’s just easier). Before making these pastry hearts read the thawing instructions on the puff pastry. I like to let mine thaw in the fridge over night or you can usually thaw it on the counter for 2 hours. They usually come in a two sheet pack. This recipe makes 6 pastries (uses 1 puff pastry sheet) but you can make 12 by using both puff pastry sheets.

Assembling the Pastries

Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Once your puff pastry is thawed, roll it out on a clean work surface. Use your heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out 12 hearts.

Next, place 6 of the cut hearts onto your baking sheet. Add 1 tsp of raspberry pie filling into the middle of each heart.

Create the egg wash. Do this by mixing one egg and 1 tbsp of cold water together in bowl. Apply the egg wash along the edge of the raspberry filled heart with a small basting brush (or finger).

Next, add the remaining 6 hearts on top of the filled ones and pinch the edges together. Add egg wash on top of the sealed hearts.

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Icing the Pastries

After baking allow the heart pastries to cool down before adding the icing.

To make the icing mix the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk together. You can also add a drop of red food colouring in as well. You want the texture to to smooth and drizzle nicely.

Once pastries have cooled down drizzle the icing over top of them with a spoon and enjoy them warm.

Bake them for Valentines day or bake them as a special breakfast for the ones you love, either way I’m sure you’ll fall in love with these Raspberry Puff Pastry Hearts!

If you make these pastries you can tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below. I’d love to hear from you!

For more ideas you can follow me on Pinterest.

More Valentines Day Recipes

Raspberry Puff Pastry Hearts

Raspberry Puff Pastry Hearts

Jessie M
Raspberry filled puff pastry hearts are an easy Valentines Day breakfast treat. Puff pasty filled with raspberry pie filling and drizzled with icing.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Servings 6 pastries

Equipment

  • 1 inch heart cookie cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 1  sheet store bought puff pastry  thawed to package directions
  • 6 tsp raspberry pie filling can substitute with raspberry jam

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Icing

  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 & 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 drop red food colouring optional

Instructions
 

  • Thaw the puff pastry sheet as per packages directions. Some say thaw on the counter for 2 hours or you can leave it to thaw in the fridge over night.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make the egg wash by beating the egg and cold water together. Set aside.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet on a clean work surface.
  • Use your heart cookie cutter to cut out 12 heats.
  • Place 6 hearts on the baking sheet.
  • Add 1 tsp of raspberry pie filling/jam into the middle of the hearts on the baking sheet.
  • Use a small basting brush and apply the egg wash to the outer rim of the raspberry filed hearts.
  • Place the other 6 hearts on top of the raspberry filled ones. Pinch the edges closed.
  • Apply the egg wash on top of all the closed heart pastries.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Icing

  • Allow pastry hearts to cool a bit before apply the icing.
  • To make the icing mix the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk together. You can also add a drop of red food colouring in as well. You want the texture to to smooth and drizzle nicely.
  • Once pastries have cooled down drizzle the icing over top of them with a spoon.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can double the amount of pastries by using the second sheet of puff pastry (usually the box comes with two). 
Best enjoyed warm. 
 
 
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Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

If you’re a peanut butter dessert lover than these cookie bars are for you! These Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are amazing! They have the perfect chewy texture, an incredible peanut butter flavour, and loaded with mini Reese’s Pieces. Best of all they are 

Easy Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Easy Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

These incredibly delicious Christmas sprinkle sugar cookies require no chill time, use simple ingredients, and come together so easily. Sometimes you don’t have time to make elaborate Christmas Cookies, these are just as beautiful and delicious without all the time and work! The Christmas season 

Sprinkle Sugar Cookie Bars

Sprinkle Sugar Cookie Bars

These beautiful and scrumptious sprinkle sugar cookie bars are chewy on the inside and have a crips top and bottom layer. They are super easy to make and they only uses one bowl. A delicious sugar cookie in bar form.

My toddlers and I love baking with sprinkles! I love how fun they make baked goods and my little ones love playing with them. My 1.5 year old calls sprinkles “fings”. Instead of our usual funfetti cookies we decided to try something different, Sugar Cookie Bars.

sprinkle sugar cookie bars

How to Make Sugar Cookie Bars

To start preheat the oven to 350 and line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper. Why use parchment paper? It keeps the bars from sticking to the pan and allows you to easily remove them from the pan.

In a large bowl beat softened butter and sugar until light an fluffy, this usually takes 2-3 minutes. You can make this in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on, in a bowl using a hand mixer, or by hand.

Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Next, add the salt and flour. Mix until well combined. Lastly, fold in the sprinkles.

Once everything is combined pour the batter into your lined baking pan. Smooth and spread the mixture till it is evenly covers the entire pan. You can smooth it with a spatula but I mind using my hands works best. Lastly, add a few more sprinkles on top, this is optional but I love the way they look.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and middle is set. Allow the bars to fully cool in the pan before removing and slicing. Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature.

sprinkle sugar cookie bars

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Sprinkle Sugar Cookie Bars!

If you make these bars you can tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below. I’d love to hear from you!

For more ideas you can follow me on Pinterest.

More Sprinkle Recipes to Try

Sugar Cookie Bars

Jessie M
These beautiful and scrumptious sprinkle sugar cookie bars are chewy on the inside and have a crips top and bottom layer. They are super easy to make and only use one bowl. A delicious sugar cookie in bar form.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C butter softened
  • 1 & 1/4 C white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 & 3/4 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled
  • 1/2 C sprinkles I like to use jimmies- they're the long kind

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl beat softened butter and sugar until light an fluffy, this usually takes 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • Add in flour and salt and mix until combined.
  • Fold in the sprinkles.
  • Once everything is combined pour the batter into your lined baking pan. Smooth and spread the mixture till it is evenly covers the entire pan.
  • Add a few more sprinkles on top (optional).
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and middle is set.
  • Fully cool before slicing into bars.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store at room temperature in an air tight container. 
If baking in a light metal baking dish you made need to bake a little longer.
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Brownies

Brownies

There are countless different brownie recipes out there but I believe I have finally created the perfect one. These chewy homemade brownies have become a favourite in our household. These brownies have a chewy texture rather than a super fudgy texture. Baking brownies with my