• Store-bought puff pastry is extremely versatile and can be used to make a myriad of delicious sweet and savoury dishes. Here are 8 tasty ways to use up those rolls of puff pastry sitting in your freezer.

      ways to use puff pastry1. Ham, cheese and mustard galette

    Layers of smoked ham and molten cheese are sandwiched between crisp layers of golden puff pastry.


    2. Puff pastry, chocolate & fig stack

    Creamy, chocolate dolloped atop golden pastry, with some fruitiness for good measure…this is a quick and super-impressive dessert that will keep chocolate lovers happy!


    ways to use puff pastry

    3. Beef & pea hand pies

    These beef and pea hand pies are perfect for packing into lunchboxes or picnic baskets.


    ways to use puff pastry

    4. Spinach, blue cheese & walnut puffs

    These cheesy puffs are a super tasty starter for the next time you’re entertaining!


    ways to use puff pastry

    5. Heirloom tarte Tatin

    The tomatoes in this tart become wonderfully tender with a touch of crispiness, and are especially delicious with golden, buttery crust. Perfect for brunch or a light lunch.


    ways to use puff pastry

    6. Vanilla orange custard slices

    These are little slices of heaven and perfect for a teatime treat. The creaminess of the custard is undercut by a refreshing citrus tang, and the light puff pastry harmonises the two beautifully.


    7. Corn and smoked snoek pate with puff pastry dippers

    Golden shards of crisp puff pastry make a delicious accompaniment to this creamy corn and smoked snoek pâté. Perfect for entertaining!


    8. Beef wellington

    This Beef Wellington is just as good as your grandma’s recipe! In fact, it might even be better. Shhh… We won’t tell.


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    Kirsty is the food assistant on the Food&Home team. Usually baking up a storm, snapping pics on her camera or buried in her beloved recipe books, she also spends her time tinkering on the piano, doing contemporary dancing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.