Are you looking for a breakfast idea? If you fancy something sweet, these chocolate snails are perfect for you.
Sweet breakfast is very popular in France. Croissants, puff pastry rolls with chocolate, toasts with jam and many other sweet pastries are a part of it. Of course, what is served for breakfast in France also depends on the region, but sweet breakfasts is the general motto of French cuisine. Let’s not forget that coffee is served with such a sweet breakfast, usually it is espresso.
If you want to feel like in France and do something more like a jam sandwich, prepare these sweet chocolate snails. For these chocolate snails, I used shop-bought puff pastry. If you fancy making your own puff pastry check this recipe: homemade puff pastry.
To prepare these chocolate snails, you need puff pastry, sugar, cocoa and butter. You need only a few minutes to make them. They taste best when served warm.
Ingredients for chocolate snails.
- packet of puff pastry (275 g)
- 3 tablespoons of dark cocoa
- 50 g margarine
- 4 tablespoons of light brown sugar
How to make chocolate puff pastry snails.
Put the puff pastry onto a pastry board and roll it out. Melt the butter, then let it cool down. Once the butter is cool but still liquid, brush the puff pastry with it. Next, sprinkle the pastry with cocoa and brown sugar. Roll the dough into a roll along its longer edge. The whole thing does not have to be very compact, the roll may be a bit loose. Once rolled, cut it into 3 centimeter-long pieces.
Place the cut pastry on a baking tray lined with baking paper. The pastry rolls should be placed and flattened to a thickness of 1.5 centimetre.
Put the chocolate snails in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for 30 minutes.
Good to know when making chocolate puff pastry snails.
You can additionally brush the puff pastry snails with a beaten egg after placing them on the baking tray.
Chocolate snails taste best when freshly baked. You can easily freeze them too. After baking, let them cool down, then pack them in a plastic box.
Do you like desserts made from puff pastry? If so, try our recipe for Cherry roulade.