Close up of puff pastry Nutella blossoms o a white serving tray. They all have a small flower shaped strawberry in the center. There is a green floral tea towel in the background.

Spring is in the Air Nutella Pastry Blossoms

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My kids have been asking me to bake something using Nutella, so here we are! These Nutella blossoms look like little flowers and I love them for spring and Easter! They seem way more complicated than they are, but they are fairly easy and come together with only a few ingredients.

A light dusting of powdered sugar is always a good idea for any puff pastry recipe. I used Whipzi chocolate flavored powdered sugar for these. Whipzi is a small, female veteran-owned shop that had it’s first full year in business in 2023. I absolutely love using their naturally flavored powdered sugars. They have generously offered a code to save 15%, so go ahead and use SARAH15 at checkout!

There are lots of other options that you could use for the center if you aren’t a fan of Nutella. Any thick jam would work. I think that blueberry would be amazing and I have some ideas for a future recipe already!

My biggest tip for using puff pastry is to work as quickly as you can. It’s good to have everything ready to go when you open the puff pastry. Things like beating an egg for egg wash, lining a rimmed baking sheet and measuring out your Nutella from the jar before starting to use the puff pastry will help you to move faster once you get started. Puff pastry has the best result if it’s still chilled when it hits the oven. Touching it too much, working near a warm area (such as working on or near the oven) and leaving it out for too long will result in the pastry not rising up and flaking like it should. Be mindful of that when getting ready to start any puff pastry endeavor.

As always, I hope that you have a chance to try these out and that you love them!

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Spring is in the Air Nutella Pastry Blossoms

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

15

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

115

kcal
Total time

40

minutes

These little puff pastry blossoms are perfect for spring. They bake up and look like little flowers. I used Nutella in the center and there are so many other possibilities that would be delicious too!

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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (see notes)

  • 7 1/2 tsp Nutella

  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash

  • 2 tsp powdered sugar for dusting (see notes)

  • Optional garnish:
  • 1 handful strawberries or raspberries

Directions

  • Lightly flour a pastry board and gently roll out one sheet of puff pastry. You want to ensure that it’s an even thickness, you’re not trying to thin it out at all. I used a refrigerated puff pastry for this, so it can be used straight from the fridge. If you are using a frozen puff pastry, set it on the counter for about 30 mins to allow it to thaw and become pliable, but still cold to the touch.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, set a rack in the center and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Cut the puff pastry into squares. My sheet worked out to make 15 squares that were 3 inches by 3 inches. I measured it to make sure that I was cutting it as evenly as possibly. I used a piece of parchment paper as a guide to keep my cut lines straight.One sheet of puff pastry cut into fifteen 3 inch squares, on a wooden pastry board.
  • You’re going to make four cuts on each square, being careful not to cut all the way into the center. Your cuts should not touch each other.Close up look at puff pastry squares with four cuts made in each, on a wooden pastry board.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of Nutella to the center of each square. It’s somewhere between 1/4 tsp and 1/2 tsp. I didn’t actually measure, but it looked like this:CLose up look at puff pastry squares with 4 cuts made into each one and 1/2 tsp of Nutella in the center of each square, on a wooden pastry board.
  • Now fold each of the outer corners into the middle so that the corners meet over the Nutella.Close up look at puff pastry that's been folded into a square, with Nutella in the center.
  • Lightly brush the tops with egg wash, using a pastry brush. The egg wash will help the petals to stick together in the next step.Close up look at puff pastry folded into squares with Nutella in the center and brushed with egg wash.
  • Form the petals by folding the corners of each side up and towards each other. Press them together lightly so that they stick.Close up look at puff pastry blossoms after the petals have been formed.
  • Arrange the blossoms on the parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and lightly brush them once more with egg wash. You want to mainly focus on the underside of the petals that weren’t brushed with egg wash previously. The egg wash will help the pastry to turn golden brown while baking.Fifteen puff pastry blossoms on a rimmed baking sheet, ready for the oven.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins. I always start to check them at 15 mins to make sure they don’t overcook. They will look like this when done:Fifteen puff pastry blossoms golden brown from the oven, on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Lightly dust with powdered sugar. I used Whipzi chocolate flavored powdered sugar, but regular powdered sugar works as well!Twelve puff pastry blossoms with a Nutella center, on brown parchment paper, on a rimmed baking sheet. They have been baked and dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Garnish each blossom with fruit if desired. I cut tiny flowers from strawberries using a mini cutter.Close up of puff pastry Nutella blossoms o a white serving tray. They all have a small flower shaped strawberry in the center. There is a green floral tea towel in the background.
  • Serve warm and enjoy! Puff pastry is best when served fresh from the oven.

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Notes

  • I used Jus-Rol refrigerated puff pastry for this. It’s a bigger sheet than the frozen puff pastry. If using frozen puff pastry, it would likely make 9 blossoms instead of the 15 that I cut from the Jus-Rol brand.
  • I used Whipzi chocolate flavored powdered sugar for this. You can use regular powdered sugar as well. If you’d like to shop Whipzi’s all natural flavored powdered sugars, you can save with SARAH15.

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