- a package of puff pastry sheets
- a jar of sour cherry "preserves" in heavy syrup that Molly brought me from a trip
- mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- broken walnuts
I got out the sheets and opened the jar of sour cherry preserves. They are really dried sour cherries that were then doused in heavy cherry syrup. Delicious! Glad I didn't have my heart set on putting them on toast, though!
|Way too much syrup!|
|Much more manageable amount of syrup.|
The interesting thing about that is that when making hard candy, the temperature goal is 300F! So as I watched the heavy syrup pool around the pastry on the cookie sheet, several thoughts were going through my head simultaneously. 1 - This could be very good! 2 - This could be very, very bad, and we'll all lose a tooth or two.
The flavor is very intense. Half as much filling would have been fine - but they are delish.
In the interest of full disclosure, I think these would have been better without the cherries. Certainly the sheet that had a lot of syrup was overkill, because the syrup tasted burned and sort of ruined them. Just the chocolate chips with walnuts - maybe a little butter and sugar - perfection.