Sugar High Fridays 5 is coming up on February 11th (hosted by Clement of a la cuisine!), so I thought I'd better start working on my pastry skills now. Since I haven't made puff pastry dough in forever and wasn't sure how things would go, I figured I'd incorporate it into something simple at first.
When you're only working with a couple of ingredients in a recipe, you want them to be absolutely top-notch, so I bought a bar of Green & Black's Maya Gold, a blend of dark chocolate, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of vanilla. The combination is really gorgeous, and aside from eating it out of hand, this is the perfect use for it.
Working with the dough wasn't too bad, but I wasn't overly thrilled with the results. I'm glad I've started working on it now; I think I'll need the next couple of weeks to do a few run-throughs and work the kinks out. I'm not sure what I'll end up submitting to SHF5 , but I know I'm going to enjoy trying to figure it out.