I once stayed at a pretty luxurious hotel and out of the amazing variety of morning cakes and pastries, I had a weakness to a relatively simple, not too sweet berry yeast pastry. It was so simple: a glazed yeast pastry baked with some berries on top of it. Luckily (or not), they didn’t have it every morning, so I could taste other great morning pastries they had. But this was definitely my favourite. Now that I master the art of making yeast dough, I had to use a little bit of imagination and create my own berry yeast pastry. And believe me, it didn’t require too much imagination or skills, because it’s that simple. Some notes:
- The amount of berries for the pastry is simply as many as you like it to be!
- Take the berries out of your freezer only when you’re about to use them. They have to be completely frozen when you stick it inside the dough, moments before you bake the pastry so they won’t mash when squeezed inside the dough.
- When working with a sweet yeast pastry, I sometimes dust my work surface with icing sugar rather than flour. There’ll be no complaints if the dough is just a little sweeter than it supposed to be (which is not too sweet anyway!).
- You can freeze the baked pastry and warm it up again in your oven when necessary.