This is Fluffy.
She's from China/Edinburgh Zoo gift shop.
She loves to bake!
Today she taught me her favourite delicacy from her homeland - Panda Ears!
Cute, bitesize and easy to make, I was delighted to indulge her in baking some sweet treats for the kids (oh and Dave).
You will need:
- Puff Pastry
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Parchment
- A degree of patience to put up with a pushy panda in the corner (not looking at anyone, Fluffy. Ahem.)
- A spoon to whack the hands of small children who insist on eating the granulated sugar before you can use it (disclaimer - I'm joking!)
First, cover your surface in granulated sugar. Play about with it a bit and draw in it if you must.
It's quite tempting, if not slightly hypocritical when you have to start telling small children off for wanting to do the same.
Next, roll out pastry over sugar, turning and coating each side until quite thin.
Start folding each side in, until you reach the middle. Fold together and begin slicing lengthways to make inch-wide strips of sugary pastry.
Lay the individual pieces flat and roll again to make small ear shapes.
Place on baking parchment and bake in the oven at 160 degrees for around 20 minutes, or until ready.
Enjoy with a sneaky cup of tea and a cuddle from a panda!