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[intro]Apricot Passion Fruit Puffs Puffs is an easy pastry to make and only has three ingredients![/intro]
I got back into the kitchen yesterday, my summer break from blogging and cooking is coming to an end. The break I took, which was a much-needed break, help recharge my juices and it is also inspiring me to take Seduction in the Kitchen to a new level of creativity. I am going to be doing a few new things in the posts. However, those changes will be coming with my new recipes I am creating here.
So, what does that mean? This recipe and one more that I have were all done and photographed at the old apartment. So, after the next recipe, I put up, which will be Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches, You will see some new changes in the recipe posts. What are they? Well, I am not going to say as of yet, but I think you will be happy with what I have in mind.
Why change? Well, Since I took the break I saw how my stats plummeted, I saw I needed to do some sprucing up on the site, and I just felt the time was right for some changes. I like change, I feel change makes you stronger and better. Even as I write this post, laying on my couch, I am looking around at my new surroundings, thinking. I feel so good about this change, and living in this new place.
The one thing I realized with my change of living spaces over the years, I noticed, where you live, and what you live around, effects you, your thoughts, and even who you are. When I lived in Fairview, although I was there for 6 years, I was never happy. I actually stopped caring about myself. Why? Because that place and my surroundings were full of bad energy because it was a constant reminder of an abusive marriage. The furniture and living in that apartment, I never chose any of it, my ex-husband did. Then I moved to Elyria, I got rid of the furniture except for the coffee table and end tables and bought brand new: bed and couches. I felt my energy change when I did that. It started to get positive again, but thinking back, I realized I knew I didn’t fit into that area. I wasn’t in the best part the town, I had the pig neighbor downstairs, a slum lord for a landlord, so I am happy I changed, but also felt embarrassed because I had to downgrade, but it was for a purpose, I needed to fix Dee, both financially and personally. Now I am in Avon Lake, I am in a condo that I am not embarrassed to have people over, yes, in Elyria, I rarely invited people over because of that mess they would have to walk through to get upstairs to my apartment, it casts an impression that wasn’t me.
Here in the condo, I feel this happiness inside, I got rid the coffee table and end tables, bought new ones. Got a dining room set, that I picked out, everything is cohesive in this condo, it is my style, no one else’s. I own everything inside this place, it is all Dee. I feel alive here. After 8.5 years, I really feel like Dee is finally fully back. It has taken me this long to undo the damage caused by a, well, an asshole ex-husband. Finally, this place is me. I had to tear myself down in order to move back up. It was a struggle and fight, but I did it. So yes, change is good and your surroundings do influence you.
After 8.5 years, I really feel like Dee is finally fully back. It has taken me this long to undo the damage caused by a, well, an asshole ex-husband. Finally, this place is me. I had to tear myself down in order to move back up. It was a struggle and fight, but I did it. So yes, change is good and your surroundings do influence you.
Well, maybe I will give one taste of a change I want to make on this Apricot Passion Fruit Puff. I know sometimes, food bloggers like myself will mention an ingredient. That ingredient may not be easy for you to get, so you try something else instead and it may not give you the results you expected. I have seen people comment on other blogs and, well recipe submission sites, and on Facebook recipes, that they could not find a particular ingredient. For this recipe, it going to be the Passion Fruit Jelly. So, I do have a chickory widget that helps you find ingredients already on the recipe cards, but I also know many people love Amazon, and shop on it regularly. I mean half my friends are Amazon Prime members because they are on that site so much. Anyway, I am going to hyperlink the ingredients like I did above but also do this:
So you can find these must have ingredients easier.
Getting back to these puffs, I had bought some frozen puff pastry, for an idea I had, that I never did. Trust me, I am always doing that, I buy ingredients to make something, then I end up doing something else with it. Anyway. I was craving a turnover. I knew I had this puff pastry, which is what you need for turnovers. I had 2 jellies in my cupboards: Apricot and Passion Fruit. Being the typical Libra I am, I could not decide which jelly to use, yes Libras are known to be indecisive, anyway, I decided to combine them. Oh did these puffs turn out so good. The combo of the passion fruit with apricot was perfect. Best of all I took them to work, and no one believed they were only 3 ingredients, They thought I got them in a bakery. That there tells me this is a winning recipe.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed)
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons of passion fruit jelly
- sugar for sprinkling (optional)
- In a small bowl, combine the apricot preserves with the passion fruit jelly.
- Mix them together, set aside.
- Next, cut the puff pastry up into sections, I did about 8 sections, you can do 6 if you desire.
- In the center of each piece of the puff pastry, place a tablespoon of the jelly mixture.
- Moisten the edges of the pastry with water and fold in half so your sealing up the jelly mixture inside.
- You can moisten the tops with water and sprinkle on a little sugar if you desire to do that.
- Place the puffs on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 400F for 15 minutes.
- Take the puffs out the oven, transfer to a cooling rack.
- When they are cooled, ENJOY!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g