Chocolate Almond Puff Pastry Braid

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.

Ingredients:

– 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)

Instructions:

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.

7. Bake

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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