This Orejas Recipe is made with puff pastry and sugar and has a texture that is light and airy, making it easy to eat and enjoyable.
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
- Roll out the puff pastry sheet lightly to a rectangle shape.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the entire surface of the pastry.
- Starting at one of the shorter ends of the pastry, fold the pastry inwards towards the center of the rectangle, creating a long, narrow strip.
- Repeat the same folding motion on the other shorter end of the pastry, so that the two folds meet in the center of the strip.
- Sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar.
- Fold both ends completely so the sugary portion is inside.
- Cut the pastry into slices that are about 1/2-inch thick.
- Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between them.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the orejas are golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven while they are hot, toss in some more sugar to coat.
- Use high-quality puff pastry: The quality of the puff pastry will greatly affect the final product. Use a high-quality brand of puff pastry for the best results.
- Thaw the puff pastry properly: Make sure to follow the instructions on the puff pastry package for thawing. Puff pastry should be thawed in the refrigerator, not at room temperature.
- Roll the puff pastry evenly: Roll the puff pastry dough out evenly so that the layers are uniform in thickness. This will help the orejas to bake evenly and puff up nicely.
- Chill the pastry before baking: Once the pastry dough is rolled out and shaped, chill it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before baking. This will help the pastry to hold its shape and prevent it from spreading out too much during baking.
- Brush with egg wash: Brush the pastry dough with egg wash before baking to give it a nice golden brown color and a shiny finish.
- Sprinkle sugar evenly: Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the pastry dough to ensure that each oreja is sweet and flavorful.
- Use a sharp knife: Use a sharp knife to slice the pastry dough into rounds. A dull knife can compress the layers and prevent the pastry from puffing up.
- Bake until golden brown: Bake the orejas until they are golden brown and puffed up. This should take about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the orejas and your oven.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Mexican