The easiest dessert that you will ever make. Yup mark my words it really is. Plus the beauty is all in assembling it and the fruits you add to it. For my simple dessert I used ready made puff pastry and berries :-)
Honestly, there's a whole load of complicated recipes out there. I simplified it so that even the laziest of bachelors can whip it up to impress a babe.
The one thing I did change was that rather than fill it with pastry cream I used mascarpone cheese. Reason? Well I really struggle to find good quality local cream whether it's whipping or double; and so I substitute with mascarpone cheese because it delivers on flavor and texture
1 Puff pastry roll (ready made or you can make your own)
1 punnet blueberries
1 punnet strawberries
250 grams mascarpone cheese
1 egg (beaten)
So start with the pastry. Pre heat your oven to 160. Roll out your puff pastry and cut it into your desired shape (I used a large star shaped cookie cutter). Place on a baking tray then lightly brush the top of them with the beaten egg. Put the tray into the middle shelf of the oven and bake for roughly 10 to 13 minutes. Because of the delicate nature of the pastry, I recommend standing by the oven and checking on the pastry to make sure it doesn't burn :-) trust me on this.
Once your pastry is done, set aside to cool and whip up the mascarpone with about 1 tablespoon of icing sugar (I prefer it because it's not granulated). Wash your fruits and set aside.
Now it's time to assemble..... Start with the pastry then about one heaped tablespoon of the mascarpone then some fruit and top it with another pastry piece. Repeat the layers so you have a cute small tower and just like that you have an impressive but dead easy dessert to wow your guests!