Looking for a unique puff pastry cone recipe? You’ve come to the right place! Below, I’ll be sharing a quick and easy recipe that your friends and family will surely enjoy!
There are endless possibilities for puff pastry cones. They can either be a sweet or savory treat, depending on your preference! For this recipe, we’re going the savory route and you’ll only need five ingredients! You can do it on your own, or you can make it a group activity. Moreover, you can finish preparing this dish in just under an hour! That being said, let’s jump into how you can make puff pastry cone!
How to make Puff Pastry Cone
1 Pack Puff Pastry Sheet
7 Pcs Ham
1 Pc Egg (egg wash)
Firstly, roll puff pastry sheet until the length that you need. Make it as even as possible
Then, once you have rolled out the puff pastry, cut into strips of equal size.
At this point, you can move on to the cream horn mold. Take a little bit of oil or melted butter and brush it all around.
Afterwards, tip the puff pastry sheet from the bottom of the mold and start rolling in a spiral direction to the top.
Once done, brush all the puff pastry cone with the egg wash
Bake for 20 minutes in 425 ºF heat a until golden brown.
Spread cream cheese at the middle of the ham and roll it.
Cover the ham with lettuce, then put it inside the puff pastry cone
Puff pastry cones are ready to be served.
Simple right? You cannot possibly go wrong with this dish! It looks quite appetizing as well. I’m sure whomever you decide to share this dish with will agree! If you’re still having second thoughts about making this, let’s do a recap on why you should try your hand at it!
First, it’s a relatively simple dish to throw together. If you’re heading to a potluck and have nothing planned yet, this would be a great dish to make. Second, you don’t need a ton of time to whip this up. It will literally takes less than an hour to prepare. Third, once you learn how to make the basic puff pastry cone, it’ll open up a whole world of options. You can turn it into dessert or other savory meals! Lastly, if you want to go ahead and bond over making this dish, it’s a fun activity to do!
Tips for making puff pastry cone
If it’s your first time working with puff pastry, let me give you some tips to allay your fears! Alternatively, maybe you’ve finished making your meal and yet it looks slightly different from the pictures above? No worries! I’ll address some of the things that might have gone wrong, as well as give you some tips for the future!
Work with puff pastry at room temperature.
Puff pastry dough are usually bought frozen. Before working with them, make sure to thaw them until they’re room temperature.
Don’t overwork your dough!
Overworking puff pastry dough is a no-no. You’ll end up tearing the dough or stretching it too much. As a result, it won’t have as crisp or flaky of a layer as it should.
Careful where you brush the egg wash.
Make sure you don’t brush egg wash on the edges of your puff pastry. Only do it on top of the dough. Otherwise, your dough might not rise and the layers will just stick to each other.
If you don’t have a horn mold, there are affordable alternatives!
Maybe this is your first time making puff pastry cones and you don’t want to invest in horn molds just yet, that’s understandable! As an alternative, you can use ice cream cones. Just wrap them up in foil and then you’re good to go!
Store puff pastry in airtight containers.
To make sure your puff pastry does not mold or change in quality, make sure you store it properly in an airtight container. If you wrap uncooked puff pastry in plastic and then place it in your freezer, it can last up to a month!
Add flavor after it cooks!
If you’d like to try other recipes, consider brushing the puff pastry cone with butter and then rolling it in cinnamon sugar! Surely, you’ll end up with a delicious treat!
Are you supposed to roll out puff pastry?
Yes. Whether your puff pastry dough is store bought or home made, you should always roll it out to ensure it has an even thickness all throughout.
How thin should I roll puff pastry?
Speaking of rolling your puff pastry, make sure you don’t go too thin or too think. About 4-5 millimeters should be enough.
Should I egg wash puff pastry?
Ideally, yes. An egg wash will seal your pastry shut, so to say. It also has aesthetic purposes. That golden sheen you see on other puff pastries? That’s due to the egg wash. If you prefer a more transparent shine to the golden shine, you can just brush your pastry with egg white.
Can you open the oven when cooking puff pastry?
You can, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s completely understandable if it’s your first time working with puff pastry and you want to keep a close eye on it. However, keep that oven door closed until it’s time to take it out! Trust the recipe and you’ll get a good result. Otherwise, your pastry will deflate and flatten.
How long is puff pastry good in the fridge?
Good question! You should always be aware of the shelf life of your puff pastry. Shelf life for puff pastry actually varies depending on how you prepare and store it. For example, unbaked puff pastry dough can last 2-3 days in the refrigerator, as long as it’s stored in an airtight container. As mentioned above, it can last up to a month if you store it in the freezer.
On the other hand, baked and filled puff pastry cones would do well if consumed immediately. They don’t refrigerate well. They may still be edible, but they won’t be as crunchy or as flaky. You can expect a soggy mess. Bakes and unfilled puff pastry can last up to 6 weeks if you store them correctly in airtight containers.