Monday, February 11, 2013

Scottish recipes - Vols-au-Vents or Pastry Cases

Vols-au-Vents or Puff Pastry Cases

Vols-au-Vents or Puff Pastry Cases

Vols-au-Vents (pronounced vol-o-von)

Yeah, not really Scottish sounding right?

These cute puff pastry cases are actually French, and Vols-au-vents are a fancy way of saying Pastry Cases

In Scotland Vol-au-Vents are very popular, you will see these served cold at a buffet or party and filled with many savory fillings but sweet fillings would be great too, anything goes

Usually they are cut out as circles but today for Valentines Day week I am cutting them into hearts

You will need

1 pk of 2 x Puff Pastry Sheets
Beaten egg for brushing

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F/200C

  • Stamp out as many circles (or hearts) as the pastry sheets will allow
Puff pastry sheets

  • Place half the cut out shapes onto a greased baking sheet and prick with a fork and brush with the beaten egg
Egg brushing

  • Take the other half and cut another smaller shape in the center
Puff pastry heart

  • Place this on top of the brushed pastry
Puff Pastry

  • Brush the top with egg

  • Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until golden and risen
Vols-au-Vents or Puff Pastry Cases

  • Leave to cool then push down the center puffed shape, or pick it out and use as a lid

  • Now you have pastry cases

  • You can fill them with any filling you like

Today I made Chicken Curry mayonnaise and Prawn Marie Rose

  •  To make the Chicken Curry Mayonnaise, put Cooked Chicken pieces, Mayonnaise and Sour Cream, a Curry Powder to taste,  into a bowl, mix well. Scoop a spoonful or 2 into the pastry hole and heap on top too

Chicken Mayonnaise
Chicken Curry Mayonnaise

Other great filling ideas are

Egg Mayonnaise
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom
Prawn and Pineapple Mayonnaise
Cheese Sauce and Ham
Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
Coronation Chicken
Tuna Mayonnaise

Fresh Fruit and Cream
Custard and Fruit

the list is endless guys, use your imagination and the contents of your pantry


Vols-au-Vents or Puff Pastry Cases

Vols-au-Vents or Puff Pastry Cases

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  1. Great idea ... easy, but looks like it took forever to make those! Good job. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh i never knew there was so many yummy scots recipes! I am English and used to live in Texas, I was in DFW for 10 years :)came by via the blog hop and now follow on GFC, hope you can check out my blgo and see if you like it.
    Angela x

  3. This looks so scrumptious!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again tonight with more of your deliciousness :)


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