Sweetie Pies with a Difference. Crispy Puffed Pastries Filled with Marshmallow Fluff.
Recipe type: Dessert
These are sweetie pies with a difference. Instead of the marshmallow fluff piped onto wafers, then coated with chocolate, the marshmallow fluff is injected into crispy puffed pastry pillows, then dipped in chocolate.
For the Pastry
- 225g Plain flour
- 15 ml Baking powder
- 5ml Salt
- 25g Butter
- 150ml Warm water
For the Marshmallow Fluff
- 3 Egg whites
- ¾ Cup / 180ml Sugar
- ½ Cup / 125ml Liquid glucose
- 1 Tsp Pure vanilla extract
- 125g of your favorite chocolate
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub this into the flour until it resembles fine bread crumbs.
- Pour in the warm water and using a paddle mix this until a dough comes together. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and allow to rest for 60 minutes.
- For the marshmallow fluff, place a glass mixing bowl over simmering water, add the sugar and the liquid glucose. Allow this to warm a little and the glucose has thinned a little, then add the egg whites. Mix this all until until combined.
- Using your electric mixer, beat the mallow until it is smooth and glossy and the temperature reaches 60c. This should take 12 to 15 minutes.
- Remove the bowl from heat and transfer the marshmallow fluff to a cold bowl. Add the vanilla extract and then whisk this by hand until the fluff has cooled completely, then put it aside.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. If the dough is sticky, knead the dough adding flour little by little until the dough is no longer sticky, and is the consistency of pizza dough.
- Divide the dough into 2 pieces, then working with one half, roll it out into a thin sheet of 2 to 3 mm thick. Cut the sheet into 70mm or just less than 3 inch squares.
- Half fill your pan with oil and heat this to 190c or 375f and carefully drop a few squares into the oil. Fry them for 60 seconds per side until crisp and golden, and puffed up.
- Remove the pastries, drain on kitchen paper, then continue with the remaining pastries.
- To fill the pastries, punch a small hole in each one, then using your piping gun, inject about 2 tablespoons of the marshmallow fluff into each pastry.
- Place a glass mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the chocolate. Dip the pastries into the chocolate on the side where the injection hole is. The chocolate will coat half of one side of each pastry and cover the hole.
- Allow the chocolate to set briefly, then serve accompanied with cream or ice cream.