These Easter puff pastry treats are simple and delicious, the perfect dessert recipe for Easter celebrations and to decorate the table with a touch of creativity. The puff pastry, that can be store-bought or prepared at home, is cut into the shape of a dove, baked in the oven and finally stuffed with a delicate custard flavored with vanilla. A final generous sprinkle of powdered sugar on the surface and here is to you a fragrant and irresistible delicacy, perfect to serve at the end of a meal at Easter lunch or to be enjoyed as a snack during the Easter Monday picnic. So let’s find out how to make these Easter puff pastry treats by following our recipe step by step.
Prepare the custard. Collect the egg yolks in a bowl, add the granulated sugar (1) and beat well with a whisk.
Add the corn starch (2) and mix until homogeneous.
Heat the milk with the seeds of the vanilla pod, without bringing it to the boil. Pour a ladle over the egg yolks (3) and dilute well.
Pour the yolk-based mixture into the milk (4), put on the heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture will be thickened.
Pour the custard into a bowl (5), cover it with a sheet of cling film and let it cool in the refrigerator for an hour.
Roll out the puff pastry and with a dove-shaped cardboard cut out the shape, using the tip of a knife (6).
Transfer the puff pastry doves onto a baking tray, lined with a sheet of parchment paper, and brush them with the egg yolk, beaten with milk. Sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar (7) and then bake them in a ventilated oven at 160 degrees C for about 15 minutes.
When the puff pastry doves will be slightly golden, take them out of the oven and let them cool. Cut them in half and fill them with many tufts of custard (8), then close them and sprinkle them with more powdered sugar.
Serve Easter puff pastry doves at the end of the meal (9). Enjoy!
The puff pastry doves can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days in a special airtight container. Before eating, reheat them in the oven to make them fragrant and delicious again.