Chocolate -Potato -Puffs

Ingredients

Cooking Time: 75 minutes 

Serves: 4 

200g Jersey Royal potatoes, medium in size

30g yellow raisins

2 tsp brandy

50g butter, melted

20g dark chocolate, shaved

180g puff pastry

1 egg, beaten

Sea salt

 

Jersey Royal Recipes

Jersey Royal Potato and Chocolate Pastry - Frances Atkins

Method

1. First start by placing the yellow raisins into a small bowl with the 2 tablespoons of brandy. Leave to soak whilst you prepare the other ingredients

2. Scrub the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until semi-soft in boiling salted water

3. Drain away the water and dry the potatoes thoroughly -they should be nice and waxy. Slice horizontally into thin discs and place into a bowl

4. While still warm, add the melted butter and season to taste with a pinch of sea salt

5. Into 6cm diameter bun cases or individual moulds, press the disks tightly inside and chill to set for at least 1 hour

6. Roll out the puff pastry to a thickness 0.5cm

7. Using a knife, run around the set potatoes to remove them from the mould

8. Along the centre of the puff pastry, place the set moulded potato circles with a

few gaps between adding a few of the soaked sultanas on top. Brush egg wash on the outside edge of the pastry then seal by folding over the top with the opposite

edge

9. Using an 8cm round pastry cutter, form individual rounds around each set of potatoes. With a small 2cm pastry cutter, make a hole into the top each round. Push in the shaved chocolate and score lightly to make a creative pattern

10. Egg wash and sprinkle with a few pinches of sea salt. Set aside to rest and set the puffs

11. Pre-heat your oven to 240C/gas mark 9. Once heated, bake the puffs for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and check the base is crisp and not soggy with a golden brown finish on top. Serve immediately

Recipe courtesy of www.greatbritishchefs.com