Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake

This Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake is a beautiful and absolutely delicious show-stopper of a Christmas puff pastry dessert. It is so easy to make and as it’s a 2 ingredient Nutella puff pastry dessert it makes an affordable way to feed family and friends at a Christmas party.

Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake on a blue table and red cloth

My new favourite dessert, the puff pastry snowflake is the perfect dinner table centrepiece, especially when decorated with Dried Orange Slices. The glazed puff pastry is so delicious and who doesn’t love a thick layer of nutella! This snowflake puff pastry recipe looks complicated but it’s actually very simple.

close up of the Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake star in the centre of the pastry

Why you’ll love this Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake recipe

Baked puff pastry is on my list of the world’s best smells. As it bakes the pastry puffs up and each buttery layer grows crisp and flakey.

It looks amazing. The puff pastry snowflake makes a wonderful centrepiece, the glazed pastry and star shape make it a bake off worthy showstopper.

This2 ingredient Nutella puff pastry dessert has a thick layer of creamy nutella. Need I say more.

My favourite part of thispuff pastry with Nutella filling recipe is that you can make it in advance and bake it in the oven when you’re ready.

Top Questions –snowflake puff pastry recipe

Is supermarket own brand puff pastry any good?
How many layers of puff pastry do you need for a puff pastry snowflake?
Is puff pastry with Nutella and strawberries any good?
What temp to bake puff pastry?
How do you keep puff pastry crisp after baking?
How many pieces do you cut the puff pastry into, to make a snowflake?

snowflake twists on the Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake

Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

PUFF PASTRY

I prefer using pre-made puff pastry, it’s much quicker and in my eyes, just as tasty as homemade puff pastry. I have used branded puff pastry and supermarket’s own brands, such as Aldi Puff pastry or Asda’s own puff pastry. All taste brilliant and all very similar so take your pick.

NUTELLA

One of the more magical chocolatey foods, Nutella, or other chocolate hazelnut spreads is the perfect ingredient to make the chocolate puff pastry snowflake. Its smooth, rich and oh so tasty.I love how easy this 2 ingredient Nutella puff pastry dessert is.

EGG

You will need an egg to glaze the pastry. This gives it a beautiful shiny layer and makes the finished snowflake a beautiful golden brown colour.

How to make Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake – step by step

pastry circle
  • Cut 3 layers of pre-rolled puff pastry into equal-sized circles.
  • You can make a 3rd layer of pre-made puff pastry by gently pressing and rolling the leftovers from the first 2 together. (See below – you don’t need to press hard to join the pieces. I use this piece for the bottle layer so it’s not visible on the top).
layers of puff pastry and nutella in the puff pastry snowflake
  • Spread a layer of Nutella between each layer of puff pastry. In my eyes, the thicker the better.
  • Mark off a centre circle that you won’t cut into. This really helps to keep the pieces the same length.
  • Cut through your puff pastry layers into 8 and then 16 pieces so you have snowflake branches. I think of it like cut into quarters then cut those in half. Then cut all the pieces in half again to make 16.
twists of the Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake on a baking parchment background
  • With each pair of snowflake branches, twist them in on each other three times. This is what creates the star shape in the centre of your puff pastry snowflake with Nutella.
  • Glaze your puff pastry snowflake with a beaten egg and bake!
Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake
  • Serve warm from the oven and place in the centre of the table. Your puff pastry snowflake can be eaten with your fingers by pulling the snowflake twists.

Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake Top Tips

  • Gaze your puff pastry star with an egg or milk wash to ensure maximum shine and golden brown pastry.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of icing sugar to create that freshly fallen snowflake effect.
  • This Christmas puff pastry dessert can serve up to 18 people so is an affordable way to feed a crowd at Christmas.
  • Make the snowflake ahead of time and store in the fridge until you are ready to bake. Glaze with the egg when ready to bake and enjoy when you’re ready.

Serving Suggestions –easy nutella puff pastry recipe

Warm puff pastry desserts are best when you serve them fresh from the oven. The pastry is warm and crisp, the Nutella is smooth and a big scoop of ice cream melts just perfect atop your dessert.

To up the festive feel, add some dried cranberries and cinnamon to yourpuff pastry with Nutella filling recipe. Or you could serve it with cranberry sauce, I have a great recipe for cranberry sauce. It could be an interesting mix of sweet and savoury.

Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake

Equipment

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Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake before baking
Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake after baking and golden brown

Substitutions and variations

BERRY PUFF PASTRY DESSERT

If you want to turn this into a fruity puff pastry dessert, swap out the Nutella for frozen fruit. This will turn it into a delicious berry puff pastry. Personally, I love blackberries, cherries and strawberries for a puff pastry dessert with Nutella and strawberries.

Frozen fruit is a great way of making this dish slightly different but still delicious.

BLACK FOREST PUFF PASTRY

Another way to make a variation on this puff pastry snowflake is by adding a mix of grated chocolate and cherries. You could use frozen or canned. This iconic mix would be delicious.

BLUEBERRY PUFF PASTRY DESSERT

Swap out the Nutella for chopped blueberries – this will make it fresh and summery. Blueberries could even be studded through the Nutella layer is it’s thick enough.

PUFF PASTRY WITH NUTELLA AND STRAWBERRIES

For best results serve this2 ingredient Nutella puff pastry dessert with fresh strawberries and drizzle with fresh cream. A perfectlyeasy nutella puff pastry recipe.

BLUE CHEESE PUFF PASTRY SNOWFLAKE

Turn this into a savoury dish by using blue cheese instead of Nutella. You could also use brie or keep it simple with cheddar and fresh herbs. A cheesy snowflake would be delicious with a glass of mulled wine or port.

golden brown close up of the Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake

Storing Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake / Making ahead of time options

Assemble the dessert and store in the fridge until you want to bake it. Then add the egg wash and bake when ready.

You can even assemble the2 ingredient Nutella puff pastry dessert, freeze it and cook it from frozen. Just add the egg wash and bake in the same way.

Your Nutella puff pastry star can be kept for a few days once baked. Just be sure to keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge and pop a section in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy it.

FAQS

Is supermarket own brand puff pastry any good?

Yes, supermarket own brand puff pastry is just as good as the famous brands you know and love. I used both Aldi and Asda supermarket brand puff pastry and they worked perfectly for this recipe.

How many layers of puff pastry do you need for a puff pastry snowflake?

The number of layers of puff pastry you need for a puff pastry snowflake will depend on how big your puff pastry snowflake is. For my recipe, you need 3 layers of puff pastry for a puff pastry snowflake.

Is puff pastry with Nutella and strawberries any good?

Yes! Puff pastry with Nutella and strawberries is very good, I love the classic mix of chocolate and strawberries baked into a snowflake-shaped puff pastry dessert.

What temperature to bake puff pastry?

You bake puff pastry at about 180-200 degrees celsius, for this recipe you bake the puff pastry at 200 degrees C / 400ºF for about 25minutes. Asnowflake puff pastry recipe needs to baked on a high temperature. It really helps the puff pastry rise and spread evenly and cook beautifully.

How do you keep puff pastry crisp after baking?

You keep puff pastry crisp after baking by eating it straight away so it doesn’t have time to go soft. You can also keep puff pastry crisp after baking by storing it in an air tight container once fully cooled. This will stop it from softening or going moist.

How many pieces do you cut the puff pastry into, to make a snowflake?

You cut the puff pastry into 16 pieces to make a snowflake, once it’s been cut into 16 strips you twist each pair of snowflake branches on itself three times to make the snowflake shape.

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Recipe

Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake

Sisley White
This Nutella Puff Pastry Snowflake is a beautiful and absolutely delicious show-stopper of a Christmas puff pastry dessert. It is so easy to make and as it's a 2 ingredient Nutella puff pastry dessert it makes an affordable way to feed family and friends at a Christmas party.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Party Food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 10 medium portions
Calories 465 kcal

Equipment

  • pastry brush
  • Baking Tray
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 sheets puff pastry (640g puff pastry)
  • 350 g Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 392ºF / gas mark 6.
  • Unroll the 2 sheets of puff pastry.
  • Take a plate that is about the width of the puff pastry cut out a circle. Place it at one end as you will need the off cut.
  • Repeat this with the second puff pastry sheet.
  • Take the off cuts of the two sheets and gently press them together to make enough space for a third puff pastry circle and cut it off.
  • Place a piece of baking parchment on a baking tray and place the circle of puff pastry with the join down on top it.
  • Smear the puff pastry sheet with Nutella. Be gentle to not tear the puff pastry.
  • Lay the second circle on top and add a layer of Nutella to that too.
  • Top with the final circle of puff pastry.
  • Use a small bowl to mark a space in the centre so you don’t cut too far in.
  • Cut the circle into quarters and then cut those halfway between too.
  • Then cut each piece in half making 16 pieces in total.
  • Take two pieces, one in each hand and twist the one in your left anticlockwise and the one in the right clockwise. Turn them about 3 times so you can a good pattern from the layers showing on the top.
  • Repeat all the way round. Doing it this way helps give that symetrical and aesthetically pleasing look.
  • Beat an egg and brush the snowflake.
  • Bake for 20-26 minutes until golden brown. Some ovens might cook quicker or take longer so keep an eye on it.

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Notes

  • Makes 8 medium portions if each person has 2 twirls of pastry. However, if everyone has 1 twirl it would feed 16 plus the centre could be shared.
  • Best served hot from the oven with a sprinkle of icing sugar.
  • Still lovely to be enjoyed cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 6gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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