- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 30 cases
- 500g pack puff pastry
- plain flour, for dusting
- 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tbsp milk, to glaze
- fillings of your choice, to serve (see 'goes well with')
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into 30 x 6cm squares, trimming any edges. Score a smaller square inside each one, leaving a 7.5mm border, taking care not to cut the pastry all the way through.
- STEP 2
Put the squares on the tray, lightly brush with egg glaze and bake for 15 mins until puffed up and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. When cool, carefully remove and discard the central piece of pastry from each one. To serve, fill with the fillings (see 'goes well with'). The vol-au-vent cases can be kept in an airtight container for up to a day before filling and serving.