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An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

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Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Strawberry Puff Pastry Hearts


These puff pastry hearts are the easiest thing you could bake for Valentine's Day or a beautiful brunch. They're so versatile; you could fill them with any flavor jam, nut butter, or chocolate spread. You could even serve them without filling and simply coat them in powdered sugar.

What I really love about this dessert is how affordable it is despite how delicious it tastes and how pretty it looks. Even if you need to double the recipe, you could easily server a large crowd with this dessert for under $10.







INGREDIENTS
*makes about 10-12 filled puff-pastry hearts

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Defrost puff pastry for about 30 minutes or until you can easily unfold it.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Lightly sprinkle flour on your work surface and gently unfold the puff pastry one sheet at a time. Use your fingers to sort of push together and smooth down where the creases were so you can squeeze in your heart cookie cutter as much as possible.

4. For ever large heart you cut out, you need two more large heart cut-outs with a small extra heart cut out of the middles. (The large heart puff up so much, you can half them to create two separate bottom layers.) You need the largest heart-shaped cookie cutter to be 4 to 5 inches in size. Also, don't toss the mini hearts you cut out. Bake those into adorable mini puff pastry hearts that you can fill or eat as-is. *If you wind up with enough excess dough to roll back out, go for it! Puff pastry isn't delicate like phyllo. It can take a few more roll-outs!

5. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. No need to use an egg wash or butter with these! Though you certainly can if you want more butter flavor. Simply brush on melted butter before baking.

6. Bake for about 10 minutes, but keep an eye on it, and take them out as soon as they're puffed up and lightly golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool for a minute.

7. Open up the solid hearts to fill and layer with the large hearts that have middle cut-outs. You may need to use a knife to open up the heart without causing them to flake and break apart. You can also fill the large hearts and leave as-is without incorporating the cut-outs. The mini hearts are great coated in powdered sugar, though you can also break those open and fill with jam.

Enjoy! <3



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Comments

  1. Yummy! I know my sister would insist on raspberry jam for this recipe--but they sound wonderful, light and delicious with strawberry too.

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    1. Raspberry is good too!:) And Nutella!! Next time I'm filling these babies with lots and lots of Nutella!

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  3. These look delicious!! Such a great idea for Valentine's :)

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