So, I still haven’t decided what to do for New Year’s Eve, but on thing I know for sure…I want some naughty food. I’m amping-up my diet/exercise efforts for the New Year, so I better live-it-up, right? Isn’t that how it works?
This came from a previous issue of Southern Living mag. It is super easy and plenty delicious. All you need is a box of puff pastry, cinnamon/sugar, and melted butter. If you want to make a frosting dip, you will want more butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.
Unfold your puff pastry sheets and cut them in half, with a pizza cutter. Then cut each half into 1 inch strips.
Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes. Mix together some cinnamon and sugar (maybe 1/2 cup sugar and a 2 to 3 tsp. of cinnamon). Melt some butter in a small bowl.
Brush each piece with butter and sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Turn over and do the other side, as well. It works best to just butter a few pieces at a time, then sprinkle. The butter absorbs pretty quickly.
If you want to make a dipping frosting, use your favorite recipe. I tried a couple different ones. I ended up liking 4 TBS softened butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and milk to consistency. Just add everything to a bowl and mix with a hand-mixer. You can even heat it, if you want. If I was making both sheets of the puff pastry, I would double the frosting recipe.
Quick & Easy Churros
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
Directions: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheets, and place one on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Using a pizza roller, cut the sheet in half, then slice each half into one inch pieces. Spread the pieces apart on the cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. After they have cooled off, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a pre-mixed combo of cinnamon and sugar (maybe 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tsp. cinnamon.) Turn over and do the other side.
1/2 stick butter (4TBS.)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
milk, to consistency
Directions: Add everything to a bowl, and mix with a hand-mixer. Add more milk until you reach desired consistency. Heat, or serve as is.
* So, I’m just going to take an extra day off, for New Year’s, and I’ll be back on Tuesday. Have a great weekend! *