Irish Cream and Chocolate Puff Pastry Squares

The scrumptiousIrish cream and chocolate puff pastry squares filled with chocolate cream are given a festive twist with a splash of Irish cream liqueur.

The scrumptious Irish cream and chocolate puff pastry squares filled with chocolate cream are given a festive twist with a splash of Irish cream liqueur.

Irish Cream and Chocolate Puff Pastry Squares

Irish Cream and Chocolate Puff Pastry Squares

Preparation time 30 mins plus cooling

Baking time 10 mins

Makes 10-12

For the pastry:

  • 500g ready made puff pastry, at room temperature
  • Flour for dusting

For the filling:

  • 50g plain chocolate
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2-4 tbsp Irish cream liqueur
  • 25g caster sugar
  • For the topping:
  • 150g icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 25g plain chocolate

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7 and grease two baking trays. Roll out the pastry onto a floured surface to a thickness of 6-7mm. Cut the pastry into 10-12 squares then place onto the baking trays and prick lightly with a fork.
  2. Bake for 10 mins until well risen and golden. Carefully remove from the baking tray and place on a cooling rack. When cool cut each square in half horizontally.
  3. For the filling, break up the chocolate into chunks and melt in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Set aside to cool a little. Whip the double cream with 2 tbsp of Irish cream liqueur (add a couple more tbsp for a stronger taste) and sugar until thick. Fold in the melted chocolate. Spread the cream over half of the squares then sandwich together with the remaining squares.
  4. For the topping, mix the icing sugar in a bowl with 2 tbsp of water to create a medium pouring consistency. Gradually add a little more water if the icing is too thick. Use a spoon to drizzle the icing over the top of the squares.
  5. Melt the chocolate as before and leave to cool a little. Drizzle over the squares and allow to set.

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