I'm curious how you do shopping. Do you lumber up your car boot once a week for a whole week, or maybe every day you do a little shopping in your favourite boutique. I combine both these options. I do a big shop once a week, but I buy bread in the newly opened bakery in which there are so many kinds of bread it will take ages to try all of them. From spring to autumn I buy fresh vegetables and fruit at the market.
I have a permanent set of products which I buy every week and always have in the fridge. Apart from a huge amount of vegetables, fruit and groats, French pastry is always part of my shopping. I like to have it on hand because it affords a lot of opportunity to prepare lunch dishes like tarts or pizza, snacks or desserts.
Because it is so disheartening outside, I thought that what goes on my plate should be sweet and colourful. I prepared simple small nests from French pastry with budino and colourful bits of fruit. Use your favourite fruit and create your own beautiful dessert.
Ingredients (8 cookies):
1 pack of chilled French pastry
300ml of milk
2 tablespoons of xylitol
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 vanilla budino
Heat the oven up to 180C. Cover a baking sheet with some baking paper.
Cut the French pastry into 16 squares. In half of them cut circular holes. Put the pieces without holes onto the baking sheet, keeping them separate. Spread them with lightly whisked egg and put the pieces with the hole on top. Also spread the tops with the egg and sprinkle them with the brown sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes and leave to cool down.
Prepare the budino with a small amount of milk (I use 300 ml of milk and add xylitol instead of sugar). Fill the holes in the French pastry nests with the budino and decorate with bits of fruit.
Enjoy your meal!