Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tea Infused Plum and Cereal Pinwheels

These are simple and delicious. A few plums, some blueberries and your favourite breakfast cereal wrapped in a sheet of puff pastry.

You will need:
  • 3-5 plums (depending on size - if small use more)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 2 berry or fruit tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 1 cup crushed breakfast cereal - I used Kashi Blueberry Nut Clusters
  • additional vanilla or regular sugar - enough to generously sprinkle over fruit (approx 1/4 cup)
Heat oven to 375 degrees F

Step 1: run your knife around each plum so that tea will infuse into fruit.

Step 2: in a small saucepan heat water, tea bags and sugar until they come to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar and place in plums. Turn off heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes until fruit is soft and skin ca be removed.

Step 3: drain liquid and let fruit cool completely. Peel skin and slice or pull fruit away from pit. It can be very soft and still work fine in this dessert or if it has shape then you can slice thin. Mine were quite ripe so they were soft and I just tore them into pieces once cooled.

Step 4: roll out puff pastry sheet and place a layer of crunched cereal (I just crush in my hands and sprinkle over dough) on puff pastry. Add your tea infused plums and some fresh blueberries. Generously sprinkle a layer of sugar or vanilla sugar over fruit and roll up.

Step 5: with a sharp serrated knife slice roll in half and each half into 3 equal pieces. Place in a lightly buttered muffin tin (you can also sprinkle a bit more crushed cereal or sugar on each top) and bake 20-25 minutes until crisp and browned. Let cool 5 minutes, run knife around cup and eat while warm.

Eat warm with a big mug of berry herbal tea.

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