Easy Treats: Jam Foldovers

I hope everyone had a great bank holiday weekend! I went to Reading and am still exhausted, so decided to do an “easy treat”. This will begin a side series of treats I’ll be creating every now and again. These treats are meant to be easy and semi-quick. A friend recently gave us a jar of homemade fig jam, so this recipe is the perfect idea for an easy midweek treat. I’ll attempt to make my own puff pastry when it gets colder, but for now, nah! Here is what you’ll need:

Pre-made puff pastry

  • Jam
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • Sliced almonds
  • Brown sugar

I’m only making 4 pastries, so I cut the dough in half.

I then cut four equal rectangle pieces of dough.

I then gave the rectangular pieces of dough a slight stretch to elongate them a bit (as you can see on the right). I also rounded the edges, but that is optional.

Move the dough onto a lined baking sheet. Next, fold it slightly, and place about a tablespoon of jam onto the middle half of the dough.

Fold over the dough and give it a light pinch on the folded end.

For the egg wash, beat an egg, and brush it over the top of each pastry and along the edges.

Next, sprinkle the sliced almonds and brown sugar on top.

Place the pastries in the oven at 180C / 350F for 15 minutes, or until the top has puffed up into a nice golden brown.

And there you go, an easy treat for mid week! These jam fold overs were super easy to make, but look like waaay more effort was put into them. They were quick to prepare in time for the first episode of The Great British Bakeoff! Super excited for this season, if only to get a dose of Noel Fielding every week.

If you have some jam from this summer’s garden, try these Jam Foldovers. They’re also an easy treat to make for the office or a charity bake sale. Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

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