Puff Pastry Easter Nests Recipe | Easter Bakes 2024!

Hello lovelies,

If theres one thing you should know about me, I’ve always been a HUGE fan of chocolate twist pastries. Oh my days, they are just a delight!

So, when it came to thinking of ideas for my easter bakes, one bake which came to mind was creating some kind of pastry.

The options are endless when it comes to sweet pastries. I was back and forth with what to create for a while but one evening, whilst scrolling on the gram, I saw a video of a pastry bake that sold me straight away.

The video was created by the incredibly talented vegan baker Holly Jade, also known as ‘The Little Blog Of Vegan’ on her socials.

Holly posted a very enticing video of an easter pastry which I instantly knew i had to recreate and share with you guys asap.

{ Holly’s Video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3ag-NqNrBr/?igsh=MzJqYnFrdnM4bzc5 }

{ Holly’s Blog: https://www.thelittleblogofvegan.com }

It’s a pastry filled and topped with chocolatey goodness – perfect for indulging in this Easter!

So, if you too fancy this chocolate pastry, you know the drill. Keep on scrolling below and you’ll find my version of this recipe.

Category: Sweet Treat

Servings: 20

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Bake Time: 15-17 Minutes

Decorating Time: 10 Minutes

Overall Time: 40-60 Minutes

Ingredients You Need For The Pastries:

  • 2x Ready-To-Roll Puff Pastry
  • 1 Jar Of Duo Chocolate Spread
  • Dash Of Milk
  • Demerara Sugar

Ingredients You Need To Decorate:

  • 150g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Of Icing Sugar
  • 30g Of Cocoa Powder
  • 2x Packets Of M&M Milk Chocolate Eggs

How To Make The Pastries:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, remove one of the ready-to-roll pastries from the fridge and immediately unroll, leaving the baking paper underneath (TIP: if there’s any breakages, using the warmth of your finger tips, gently push the pastry back together again).
  • Dollop 3-4 heaped tablespoons of duo chocolate spread onto the pastry and using a palette knife, spread the chocolate spread over the entirety of the pastry.
  • Now, remove the second ready-to-roll pastry from the fridge, immediately unroll and fold over the top of the chocolate spread.
  • Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the pastry into strips from top to bottom (TIP: cut as thick as you’d like them, however, I find the thinner strips work better to give the nests shape).
  • Twist the strips (not too tightly but not too loosely) and then roll into spirals.
  • Place 6 spirals onto each of the baking trays with room between each spiral to allow to spreading.
  • Brush the top of each spiral with a dash of milk and sprinkle over a light layer of demerara sugar.
  • Place the spirals into the oven and allow to bake for 15-17 minutes, until the pastry is golden in colour.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.

How To Decorate:

  • When the pastries have cooled, it’s time to make the buttercream.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the 150g of unsalted butter until loosened, light and fluffy.
  • In two/three additions, beating well between each addition, beat in the 200g of icing sugar and 30g of cocoa powder until a chocolate buttercream has formed.
  • Next, attach a 2D piping nozzle to a piping bag and transfer the buttercream into the piping bag.
  • Pipe the buttercream onto the centre of your pastries.
  • Finally, add 2-3 little M&M chocolate eggs into the centre of the buttercream.

That’s your Puff Pastry Easter Nests prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy this Easter.

Can we please take a moment of silence for how damn cute these pastries are! the perfect Easter treat to enjoy and share with loved ones.

I absolutely love how simple these are to create, they take barely any time to prepare, bake and decorate which is always good, not to mention its simple ingredients also! Quick, easy and utterly delicious – what more could you ask for?

Let me know in the comments below if you make these pastries yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Do you love them as much as I do?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


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