• A puff pastry, chocolate and fig stack is the perfect way to get your fix: creamy, chocolaty goodness atop golden pastry, with some fruity delight for good measure. This is a quick and super-impressive dessert that will keep chocolate lovers happy! 

    Puff pastry, chocolate and fig stack

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • Puff pastry

    • 2 large ready-made puff pastry squares
    • 60ml (¼ cup) icing sugar
    • Chocolate Sauce

    • 300g dark chocolate
    • 250ml (1 cup) fresh cream
    • 2,5ml (½ tsp) vanilla extract
    • 4 – 6 ripe figs, sliced
    • icing sugar, to serve



    Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.


    Place the pastry squares (you can buy portions of ready-rolled squares from supermarkets) on a clean surface and cut into four squares. Place on baking trays and prick with a fork. Dust with the icing sugar and bake until golden, about 12 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.


    For the chocolate sauce, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and gently melt over low heat. The sauce should be thick and glossy.To serve, place one puff pastry square on a plate and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Top with a second puff pastry square and drizzle with more sauce. Add sliced figs and dust with icing sugar just before serving.

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