I'm a huge fan of pastry but must admit I'm a little lazy when it comes to making it myself. For the cost of a packet of puff pastry from the supermarket (£1 in this case - hurrah!) and some grown or gifted late summer fruit if you're lucky, you can knock up a batch of these seriously tasty breakfast or afternoon tea treats in minutes. Perfect if you become tempted while watching The Great British Bake Off!
You will need:
5 sticks rhubarb
1/2 handful sultanas
1 pack of shop bought puff pastry
A little milk
1 tsp brown sugar
Chop your rhubarb and pop it in one bowl, and chop the apples and place those in another. Sprinkle both bowls with a little sugar - or add some sweet cecily - and stew in the microwave for a couple of minutes until softened, but not too soft.
Roll out (or unroll) your packet of puff pastry, and cut it into squares depending on how large you want your pastries to be. Pop a spoonful of your rhubarb into the middle of half your squares, and apple on the other half, adding a few sultanas over the apple ones.
Brush round the edges of your squares with milk. I folded the rhubarb squares in half to make triangles and the edges of the apple ones up to make squares so I could tell the difference, but the shape you choose is entirely up to you! Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of each.
Now just bake in the oven according to the instructions on your pasty packet, then once cool dust icing sugar on top.
I'm extremely impressed if any of you have mastered homemade puff pastry, I just never seem to manage it. I am excellent at eating it, though!