The first ingredient: anything! We decided on blueberry preserves, which was an awesome choice. Other possibilities are Nutella, any other kind of jam, butter with cinnamon and sugar, or any combination of jam with a nut butter! Trader Joe’s blueberry preserves was (were?) great. It was filled with whole blueberries and wasn’t overly sweet.
The second ingredient: puff pastry. Any kind! This box, which had two sheets of pastry, made enough for four people to have one “Pop Tart” – which was plenty!
Four of the squares got a healthy spread of the preserves, with about a centimeter of room on each side.
They each were topped with another square. They’re starting to look like Pop Tarts already! I didn’t have any eggs for an egg wash, so she just sealed them with a little bit of water – which worked just fine.
She then crimped the edges with a fork…so pretty!
Then onto the panini press for about 5 minutes…or until they look done. We set the press at the “panini” temperature since there isn’t specific degrees on it.
Beautiful! They came out piping hot, flaky, delicious, and perfect for a breakfast that is somewhere in between light and hearty :)
We accompanied our breakfast with tall glasses of milk – straight back to childhood!
I topped mine with some more preserves. There was definitely some blueberry seepage around the edges, but it definitely wasn’t a bad thing. The oozed blueberry got crispy, which was wonderful.
You really can’t go wrong with this recipe! Even if you don’t have a panini press, I’m sure these would work well in the oven.