I've wanted to make a raspberry galette for ages. The raspberries I've been buying at the Farmers Market have been absolutely yummy so it being summer and me being lazy busy I started looking for galette's that didn't take a lot of work.
Checking online I found a quick and simple recipe that used puff pastry instead of tart dough which seemed simple to me. So I got several baskets of raspberries at the market, picked up some puff pastry and figured I'd make the galette in the next couple of days. Of course those few days turned into more than a few and it was much later before I set out to make my galette. I rolled out the dough, sprinkled on the sugar, went to the fridge, pulled out the raspberries and...holy crap...I had mold...lots of little fuzzy mold growth all over my precious raspberries. The HORROR!!
So I did the only thing I could do. I threw a tantrum. Mr. L was amused (no really, he laughs when I stress about cooking). I started to throw the puff pastry away in a fit of pissoffedness...I mean, I couldn't use it now right? But luckily Mr. L stopped me and said very quietly "isn't there something else you can make with the dough?". I think I had a few choice words for him before, amazingly, a thought struck my tiny little cooking brain..."there is a half jar of Nutella in the pantry that has been screaming to be eaten". My brain mentioned to me that yes, Nutella is good on pretty much anything dough like. Thus the "Nutella Mistake Puffs" were born.
Now that I have made them the mind boggles at the possibilities. Add a marshmallow or maybe some marshmallow fluff? Put a raspberry in the middle (preferably one that doesn't have mold on it). A layer of chocolate and then the Nutella? A bit of cheesecake mixture? Good lord, I'm a genius! (of course I'm sure a gazillion food bloggers have already done this but I'm a genius in my own house which is fine by me). Please note: The fact that the puff pastry box had something extremely similar shown on the back of the box in no way diminishes my geniusness as it wasn't until I made the galette a few days latter with the second puff pastry sheet that I noticed a recipe already there! If it was a snake it would have bit me.
Also note that in my haste to eat make these, I didn't even bother to cut the puff dough in "nice same shaped squares". I just took some scissors and started whacking away. I didn't even bother measuring the Nutella, I just kept putting some Nutella in the puffs until I had run out. Mr. L felt there might have been too much Nutella...what kind of insane talk is that???
NUTELLA MISTAKE PUFFS
half a jar of Nutella
1 sheet puff pastry-defrosted
vanilla turbinado sugar
12 cup muffin tin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out the puff pastry sheet (I didn't measure so I can't say what size nor do I think it really matters but maybe 13 x 9). Sprinkle turbinado sugar over pastry (didn't measure here either, probably two tablespoons or so). Take a pair of scissors and whack the dough into squares. Take each square and put it in a standard size muffin cup (make a nest). Put a tablespoon or so of Nutella in the bottom of each puff pastry nest. Bake on center rack for about ten minutes. When they are done cool for about five minutes and then sprinkle on some powdered sugar. If you are really hungry and need some sweet stuff RIGHT NOW, after taking out of the oven, stick one directly in your mouth while swearing that it is to damn hot and that you forgot the powdered sugar). I was able to make 9 squares out of the one pastry puff sheet.
Note: I used Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Sheets (2 to a package).
Note: Though there might be too much Nutella in each nest, husbands have been known to eat five or six in one sitting.