Vol-au-Vent

  • Yield: Makes 3 dozen shells

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, from a 17-ounce frozen package
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Defrost pastry dough, following label directions. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk; set aside. Line two baking sheets with parchment; set aside.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, use a 1-inch pastry cutter to make thirty-six rounds. Use the cutter to make indentations on the centers of the rounds without cutting through the dough. Using a pastry brush, coat rounds with egg wash. Cook on prepared baking sheets until raised and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Gently push the indented center into the cavity, and remove to form a shell. If necessary, use a paring knife to coax out the center. Level the bottom with a paring knife so that the shell won't wobble. Repeat with remaining shells.

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