When I say easy, I mean on a par with making toast. With fruit.
It seems, to qualify as appropriate for Valentine’s day these days, something must be red or pink, heart-shaped, and involve chocolate or roses. Well, this dessert has 2 out of 3 and, with about 30 seconds extra effort, could easily hit all 3.
You’ll need (to serve 2):
- Leftover pastry (puff pastry or shortcrust would work best)
- 1 tbsp Nutella
- 4 – 5 strawberries
Preheat the oven to about 400F or whatever it says on the packet of your pastry. Squash out the pastry into a rough circle about 1/4″ thick, about the size of a saucer. Spread the Nutella evenly in the middle, leaving about 1″ gap around the edge. Cut the leaves off the strawberries and cut them in half lengthways. If you want to also cut a little triangle out of the top to make them heart shaped, go ahead. Lay them out on top of the Nutella and then squash the sides of the pastry up over the edges. Bake for about 20 minutes or according to your pastry directions. Serve hot with a dollop of whipped cream, ice cream or mascarpone.
If you prefer a healthier alternative, I can recommend the Strawberry Chocolate Swirl from my Sugar-Free Desserts cookbook.