This pastry pocket recipe is so versatile, quick and easy. It is perfect for those times when you need something to add to that lunchbox. Not to mention that it’s light on the old wallet too! A packet of pastry (obviously not the pre-rolled kind) can be picked up from the local supermarket freezer for a couple of dollars. The rest of the stuff can be found in most people’s pantries or fridges.
Pastry Pocket Ingredients
- 1 packet of pastry (sweet crust, savoury, puff).
- 1 filling (jam, chocolate drops, cheese, nutella, marmite, etc).
- Cooking spray oil.
Pastry Pocket Directions
- Pre-heat oven to 160ºc.
- Cut off a quarter of the pastry block and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 3 mm thickness.
- Using a cookie cutter cut out as many biscuits as you can.
- Repeat steps 2 to 3 until all the pastry is cut into cookies. You will need an even amount as each pocket requires 2 cookie layers.
- Put a small amount of filling into the bottom layer of the pastry pocket and then place the top layer over it, carefully sealing the edges together.
- Spray a baking tray (or the baking sheet on the tray) with the cooking spray oil and then spread the pastry pockets evenly over it.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until firm and olden.
- Allow to cool on baking rack before enjoying.
Tips For Making Pastry Pocket Biscuits
- Use sweet fillings with the sweet pastry and more savoury fillings with the savoury or puff pastry.
- If you use puff pastry, be extra careful sealing the edges together due to the puff factor.
- Experiment with different fillings. Marmite & cheese. Peanut butter and banana slices. Tinned or frozen fruit. Get creative!
Tried the recipe? Let me know in the comments below what version you made!