Belbake Puff Pasty Review
This post is to report on a newish product that I’ve seen gracing the cool shelves of our local Lidl recently. It’s the Lidl puff pastry sheets, well Belbake’s Puff Pasty to be precise.
My First Thoughts
On opening the pastry sheet I noticed that they are a little longer than the brand I usually use so I was able to make two dishes from the same puff pastry sheet – a Puff Pastry Pizza and Puff Pastry Apple Squares.
The Final Thoughts
Belbake’s Lidl puff pastry puffed and was strong enough for my pizza but light enough for my apple dessert. And so I have no hesitation that I’ll be purchasing this Lidl brand again.
Puff Pastry Pizza Recipe
- Belbake Puff Pastry
- 1/2 teaspoon of Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 Tins of Chopped Tomatoes
- 2 or 3 Fresh Tomatoes
- 6 teaspoons of Tomato Purée
- Garlic Powder * I often use the powdered garlic for dishes like this and just sprinkle my desired amount over the dish
- 2 teaspoons of Crushed Chillies * The amount used entirely depends on how hot/spicy you like a dish.
- Pinch of Salt and Pepper
- Vegetables: 1/2 of a Green, Yellow and Red Pepper, 5 or 6 medium sized mushrooms, 1 thinly sliced Red Onion.
- Cooked Meat: sliced or diced * I used chicken and ham.
- Cheese: sliced or diced * I used fresh mozzarella, cheddar, and camembert cheese but again use whichever cheese you like best melted on your pizza.
- Measure the pastry sheet to the baking pan and trim if you need to.
- Coat the top of the puff pastry sheet in the olive oil, this will help prevent the tomatoes making it soggy.
- Spread the tomato purée over the top of the sheet leaving an area of approx 2cm all around uncoated.
- This uncoated area will be the area that will form a type of crust for the pizza.
- Drain the tinned tomatoes and spread over the sheet.
- Add by layers, the fresh tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, meat and cheese
- Season with the garlic, salt, pepper and crushed chillies.
- Bake in an oven of 180° for approx 45 mins or until done.
- Remove from baking sheet, slice and serve with salad and a garlic mayo dip.
Puff Pastry Apple Squares Recipe
- Puff Pastry cut into Squares
- 4 or 5 Apples
- Cup of Water
- Knob of Butter
- 1/2 cup of Demerara Sugar
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- Sprinkle of Icing Sugar
- Vanilla Ice-cream
- Peel and chop the apples and set aside.
- Melt the knob of butter and the demerara sugar in a saucepan.
- Add the apples to the mixture.
- Add the water, just enough to cover the apples.
- Stir and simmer the apple mixture.
- Add the cinnamon.
- Remove the apple mixture when the consistency becomes soft / stewed.
- Place the puff pastry squares on a baking sheet.
- Pile the stewed apple onto the centre of the squares and spread leaving a 1.5cm edge all around. Sometimes if I have extra puff pastry I place it on top of the stewed apple. You can also fold the pastry to form a triangle – to do this only put the filling on one side before you fold over.
- Place in oven of 180° for about 25mins or until the pastry looks cooked.
- Remove from tray, place on plate.
- Sprinkle with icing sugar.
- Serve with ice-cream and enjoy!