Monday, June 30, 2014

A Few Simple Ideas With Pillsbury

This is an old idea, but it's not bad to share every single variation you do with this versatile ingredient; I know is not organic or natural as some people like to call them, but I thought it could nice to give a small idea for a quick dessert.

There are some places as Whole Foods that they sell the organic ingredients, but this is one of those things you can find in your fridge any time and be creative with the dough.  This is just an intro on how you can use the Pillsbury dough into creating different things, as the product is quite versatile.

Preparation time: 30 minutes.
Preheat oven in 350 F°


1) Pillsbury dough roll (or depending on your desired quantity.)
2) One Peanut Butter Jar.
3) One Guava (or any other fruit) paste bar, albeit using a real fruit, and cutting it in chunks is better.
4) One jar of Chocolate Spread.
5) Olive Oil.

As we are going to create a small mixed platter, we can combine the ingredients depending your taste, and also to create individually Pillsbury wraps.


The first thing you need to do is to preheat in 350 F° for about 10 minutes, or depending of the velocity of your oven.

The second thing you need to do, is to spread on a cooking surface olive oil. As I don't have some glass molds, one of my pans will do the work, but the best is to have a wide mold as it will make the snacks to cook evenly and don't touch with each other.

The next thing you need to do is to open the Pillsbury can, there is no big science behind that. You also will notice, that the dough is malleable, as Play-Do, and you can create different forms for your pastries besides the regular one that is triangular shaped.

We are going to create a mixed snack, one half will have chocolate spread and the other one will have peanut butter For the first half we are going to open it as the regular triangle, and then we are going to fold it over his radius.

Then we are going to put some peanut butter on the top. At the end you will fold it from right to left, creating an oblique pattern. Whenever you wrap them, try to cover both sides with the olive oil, on one side they won't stick and the upper section will be a little bit crispier.

Talking about using the guava paste, this gave me an idea for a letter recipe, the next one I am going to do is going to be a little bit more complex than this one over here, as I plan to create the dough from scratch as well creating something more traditional towards the Hispanic culture and the use of fruits as natural candies; but in the meantime this is just a quick version.

With the guava paste, you can do the exact same thing as if you were filling the Pillsbury dough with chocolate, but don't overloaded it, just place enough in the middle so won't overflow, and slowly roll it up from the left side to the right, up to the point you have a shape similar to a croissant.

Don't feel scare of creating different shapes and sizes, that's the fun thing of letting your imagination flow. After the oven is ready and preheated, placed them inside, on the lower shelve so they will be closed to the heat and the time cooking time will be perfect.

It will take around 15 minutes to be the properly cooked.

After the proper time, check that the crust is golden, and the interior is fully even with the color, then they are ready to eat. Enjoy.

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