Thursday, August 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Pillows

Couple of weeks back, I prepared these little treats for the little hands. It is fun to prepare and the filling can be anything of your choice. My filling was just peanut butter. But some fruit jelly along with the peanut butter would have been even better. Or, for chocolate lovers, peanut butter with few pieces of chocolate chips will be an excellent treat.


Ingredients:


This recipes makes 18 pillows.


1. Puff Pastry - 1 sheet
2. Peanut butter - 1/3 cup - 1/2 cup
3. Fruit Jelly - 1/4 cup



Method:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.


1. Thaw the pastry sheet to room temperature. Sprinkle some flour over an even surface and roll out the sheet a little bit.
2. Fold the sheet like a book to form a crease in the middle. Using a pizza cutter, cut along the crease formed.
3. Stack the 2 sheets(Make sure you sprinkle some flour in between the 2 sheets to avoid them from sticking together). Using a pizza cutter, cut it into half lengthwise. Then make 18 even squares. Since you have a stack of two sheets you will get 36 squares. (Huh... I feel like I am in a math class.A picture to explain this would have been much better.)
4. Remove the top squares from the bottom squares and set them aside for later.
5. Using a spoon, place a small amount of peanut butter. If you are using fruit jelly or chocolate chips, spread the peanut butter a little bit and place the fruit jelly or chocolate chips. Repeat this for all the 18 squares.
6. Using a pastry brush or your finger, dampen the edges of each square with water. Top each square with another square that we saved earlier.
7. Use a fork to crimp and seal the edges. Make sure the edges are well sealed, otherwise the filling might ooze out while baking.
8. Place these squares on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush each square with milk and sprinkle sugar generously on top of each square.
9. Bake them for about 8 to 12 minutes or until they are perfectly golden.


Allow them to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. They are super delicious when they are slightly warm.

26 comments:

  1. Hey Lavanya...thanks for your comment on my page. you have one space too. these PB pillows look wonderful. perfect for the kiddy parties.

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  2. Wow Lavanya.... pillows look awesome.. perfect for kiddies parties:) Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Loved your recipes and blog.. Great going girl:)
    Reva

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  3. OMG! This is too tempting, I can munch a dozen of them.

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  4. hii lavarnya. your peanut butter pillows gonna get eaten up, even before they get cool. looks so cute like each piece is only two bites and gone.... one plate done :)
    many thanks for your visit...

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  5. Dear Lavanya
    I am delighted to see your comment at my blog. Actually I have been reading your recipes and was planning to put words of appreciations ..but did not happen.
    I like this recipe , very different and you have not used all these fillers vege ..non vege. I just love puffs, to hell with weight watching !!.
    But I am yet to get a shop who sells pastry sheets in delhi. I recall I used to roll out pastry sheets long long back but now just dont feel like. Let me see if I can get some sheets else I will roll them
    Let me see what great recipes you have
    Have a nice weekend

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  6. I love puff pastry and I can munch on dozens of these peanut pillows..loved the recipe and yes sometimes pics makes it more understandable...

    thanx for visiting us and we would like to have these buttery pillows for the event Monsoon Medley and a giveaway..

    Sukanya

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  7. Hi! This is my first time on your blog and in looking through your recipes and reading your intro, i wanted to ask if you are a Gemini.. i see a lot of similarities between me and you (not just our name) but in the way you write & things you do and hence my qn.. coz I'm one too :)
    Hope to drop by more often.

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  8. Wow, these pillows look mouthwatering! Bookmarking this!

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  9. Very unique filling for pastry puffs...looks so delicious, definitely a kid's loving snack...now also reaves u from ur comment only not able to see ur post update :(

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  10. Peanut butter pillows sounds so easy and yummy.

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  11. These do look like pillows :D hi hi.. Yumm.. I would love to try ths out. Bookmarked :D

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  12. My son would flip for this one, for sure!!! looks delicious

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  13. wow thats truly delicious!!lovely recipe...do visit the ongoing event and send us some beautiful recipes of yours :)
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  14. That looks fabulous, so tempting and packed with
    goodness of PB :)

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  15. Feel like finishing that whole plate, delicious pillows,soo pretty and inviting..

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  16. They came out really perfect. perfect for kids party.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  17. So delicious...looks very yummy...

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  18. Wow wat a tempting clicks,makes me hungry now...

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  19. Came across your blog today.......V nice clicks.
    Do visit me on smart-snacks.blogspot.com

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