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Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Braid
If you’re a fan of sweet and flaky pastries, this Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Braid is a must-try! Made with rich Lindt sea salt chocolate, all-butter puff pastry, sliced almonds, and a finishing touch of icing sugar, it’s the perfect treat for any occasion.
– 1 sheet of all-butter puff pastry
– 1 Lindt sea salt chocolate bar
– 1/2 cup sliced almonds
– 2 tablespoons icing sugar
– 1 egg (for egg wash)
1. Preheat your oven
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Prepare the Puff Pastry
Lay out your puff pastry sheet on a floured surface. If it’s not already in the shape of a rectangle, gently roll it out to form one.
3. Prepare the Chocolate
Unwrap the Lindt sea salt chocolate bar and break it into small pieces. Sprinkle the chocolate pieces evenly over the middle third of the puff pastry, leaving some space around the edges.
4. Add Sliced Almonds
Sprinkle the sliced almonds over the chocolate. This will add a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to your braid.
5. Braid the Pastry
Cut diagonal strips along the sides of the puff pastry. Fold the top and bottom ends over the chocolate and almonds. Starting at one end, fold the strips over the filling in a crisscross pattern, alternating sides.
6. Brush with Egg Wash
In a small bowl, beat the egg, and then brush it over the top of the puff pastry braid. This will give it a beautiful golden finish when baked.
Transfer the prepared braid onto the lined baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
8. Finish with Icing Sugar
Remove the braid from the oven and let it cool slightly. Dust the braid with icing sugar for a touch of sweetness and an elegant finish.
9. Serve and Enjoy!
Slice the Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Braid into portions and serve it warm. It’s perfect for brunch, dessert, or anytime you’re craving a delectable pastry treat.
This Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Braid is a delightful combination of flaky pastry, rich chocolate, and the satisfying crunch of almonds. It’s sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy!
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