Spring is here and what lovely weather we’ve been having the last few weeks, although the forecast doesn’t look great for the next week.

Jus Rol have some fantastic seasonal recipes and the spring inspired recipes. 

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It’s nice to think of lighter food rather than stews and heavy filling winter meals. 

Having seen on the internet a video for some apple roses made with puff pastry, I decided to make these and also some bacon roses! Yeah I know a bit odd, but hey you don’t know until you’ve tried!!

Being lazy I opted for the ready rolled sheets of Jus Rol puff pastry, although I did roll it out to double it’s size, so I wasn’t completely lazy 😉

I cut the sheet in half, then each half in half again, so I ended up with 4 strips.

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Let’s start with the apple roses.

I sprinkled each strip with cinnamon and then placed thin slices of apple overlapping along 1 edge. In the video they actually slice the apples and put them in lemon juice, I forgot my lemon so couldn’t do that bit, but I think it would’ve been better as it would’ve softened the apples.

Next fold the bottom bit of pastry over the top, the apples should be showing above the pastry, and roll.

Jus Roll ready to cook

Place into a bun tray and bake for about 30mins on about 180°, which if you’ve read any of my previous food posts you will know my oven is a demon, so I have to cook everything a lot lower, or it get’s cremated.

Apple Roses cooked

For the bacon roses, I sprinkled 1 piece with harissa powder and the other with pepper, laid on the bacon and grated some parmesan cheese on, folded the pastry and rolled.

Bacon Roses

Apple Roses

Trust me they didn’t last long, not even long enough to sprinkle them with icing sugar to make them look a bit prettier.

The bacon roses were really yummy and an unusual twist.

So a run down of all the ingredients I used.

1 Pack of Jus Rol Puff Pastry (ready Rolled)
4 rashers of streaky bacon
½ Red skinned apple, sliced thinly
Cinnamon
Harissa powder
Pepper
Grated Parmesan 

I’m looking forward to trying out the Spicy Sausage Rolls, they are something a bit different and we’ve got my dad’s birthday in 2 weeks (he’s gonna be 80!!!) so will make them for his tea party. 

Disclosure:- I was sent vouchers from Jus Rol for the purpose of this post, but all recipes and opinions are my own.

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