The Royal Foodie Joust is a monthly event that is normally hosted by Jenn the Left Over Queen but seeing as she was busy getting married this month the Joust was hosted by Ben of What's Cooking. The ingredients this month were mango, cardamom and brown sugar. These ingredients were chosen by Michelle from www.thurdaynightsmackdown.com . Really great choices!
Mango Pastry Puffs (printable recipe)
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp water
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 lg ripe mangoes, diced
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
Unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into 9 - 3 inch squares.
Place about 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets.In a small bowl beat egg yolk and water; brush over the pastry squares and bake as directed.
Mix the ricotta cheese with the cardamom and brown sugar. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan combine the mango with the brown sugar and cardamom.
Cook on low heat until bubbly and thickened.
Split the puff pastry and scoop on some of the ricotta mixture. Top that with a scoop of the mango.
Place the top back on the pastry square and enjoy!