Ingredients

  • Puff pastry dough
  • Egg yolk

For the cream:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 120 grams (0.5 cup) sugar
  • 40 milliliters (2.5 tablespoons) water

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin

    Ensure you have a sturdy rolling pin to evenly roll out the puff pastry dough.

  • Baking Sheet

    Use a non-stick or parchment-lined baking sheet for easy cleanup and even baking.

  • Aluminum Foil

    Shape into cones to create the molds for your pastry dough. Make sure they hold their shape firmly.

  • Pastry Brush

    This is essential for brushing the egg yolk on the dough, giving it a glossy, golden finish.

  • Pastry Bag

    A pastry bag will help you fill the cones with the cream smoothly and efficiently.

Instructions

Step 1

Roll out the dough and cut into strips (wider strips are better for easier handling).
Create cone shapes out of foil.
Wrap the dough strips around the foil cones and place them on a baking sheet.
Brush the top with egg yolk and bake in the oven at 200°C (390°F) for about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Prepare the cream:

Melt the sugar with the water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, and then simmer on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes.
Whisk the egg whites with lemon juice and salt until fluffy.
Allow the sugar syrup to cool to 110-120°C (230-250°F) and then slowly pour it into the egg white mixture while whisking at medium speed. Continue whisking for about 5-6 minutes.
Transfer the cream to a pastry bag and fill the pastry tubes with cream.

Servings

Transform your Cream-Filled Puff Pastry Cones into a culinary highlight with these serving suggestions and ideas! ✨

For a special breakfast, serve these delightful pastries with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a side of seasonal fruits 🍊🍓. This adds a burst of freshness and pairs wonderfully with the rich cream filling.

Planning a picnic? Pack these cones in an airtight container and pair them with a selection of cheeses and charcuterie 🧀🥖. They make the perfect sweet treat to conclude your outdoor feast.

For an elegant dessert, place each cone on a small dessert plate, drizzle with some melted chocolate, and garnish with a few fresh berries 🍫🍇. Your guests will be wowed by this simple yet exquisite presentation.

Feeling adventurous? Sprinkle some crushed nuts or edible flowers 🌸🌰 on top of the cream before serving. It adds not only a delightful crunch but also an extra layer of visual appeal.

Variations

Hope to make these puff pastry cones gluten-free or vegan? No worries, we've got you covered!

Gluten-Free Version 🌾
Replace traditional puff pastry with a high-quality gluten-free puff pastry dough. Ensure your kitchen is free from cross-contamination to keep the recipe completely gluten-free.

Vegan Version 🌱
Opt for a vegan puff pastry dough. Instead of using egg yolk, brush the top of the dough with a plant-based milk like almond or soy milk to give it that golden finish. For the cream, substitute the egg whites with aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) and follow the same steps.

Now, you can enjoy this delicious treat regardless of your dietary preferences! 😊

Faq

  • What if I don't have a rolling pin?

    A wine bottle or any cylindrical object can work in a pinch. Just ensure it's clean!

  • How can I avoid my dough sticking to the counter?

    Lightly dust your counter and rolling pin with flour to prevent sticking.

  • How do I know when my sugar syrup is ready?

    Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature. It should reach 110-120°C (230-250°F).

  • Why is my cream not fluffy?

    Ensure your egg whites are at room temperature and whip them until soft peaks form before adding the sugar syrup.

  • How can I make the cones more uniform in size?

    Measure and cut the dough strips carefully, and try to wrap them around the foil cones as evenly as possible.

  • Can I prepare the cream in advance?

    Yes, but for best results, it’s recommended to fill the pastries soon after making the cream. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition facts

Pastry Tubes with Creamy Filling
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):250 - 300
Total Fat:15g
Saturated Fat:5g
Protein:4g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:12g