Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make homemade flakies and these blackberry lilac flakies are stunningly beautiful and out of this world delicious!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to share these homemade flakies with all of you! They are incredibly easy to make and they are absolutely the most beautiful dessert ever (not to mention utterly delicious)! They are inspired from two of my recipes; lilac sugar, and blackberry lilac compote, and also from one of my favourite treats as a kid. I always looked forward to my lunch when I knew there was a passion flakie waiting for me.
I call these blackberry lilac homemade flakies! I know it doesn’t sound just right, does it?! I’ll have to keep working on the name.
The lilac sugar adds a bit of sophistication to the flakie with a hint of floral that pairs so lovely with the layers upon layers of crisp buttery pastry. The filling bursts with clouds of cream, a mixture of earthy, sweet, but slightly tart blackberry compote. I highly recommend trying this compote. You’ll have to remember to pick lilacs when they are in season and make your own sugar so you have some on hand for recipes like this.
I’m aware that many of you will not have lilac sugar to make the compote or to sprinkle on top of the flakies. You can adjust the recipe to use regular granulated sugar instead or you could use your favourite blueberry or blackberry jam. I do however hope that you save this recipe and try it at least once with the original lilac sugar and blackberry lilac compote. You will not be disappointed!
These homemade flakies may be a little intimidating to make but I promise you they are so, so easy to whip up and lots of fun too. There are 3 parts to them; the puff pastry, the compote, and the whipping cream, that’s it. The puff pastry is store-bought and all you have to do is cut them into equal size rectangles, brush them with egg wash, sprinkle them with sugar, and bake. Next, you add your compote and whipped cream, sandwich them together, and voila!
And who would have thought they can actually last in the fridge for quite a while?! That’s if you don’t eat them all. 🙂
Please let me know how you like them in the comments below, or if you have any questions at all.
Homemade Flakies: Blackberry Lilac Flakies
Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make homemade flakies and these blackberry lilac flakies are stunningly beautiful and out of this world delicious! The recipe makes 12 and they last up to 5 days in the fridge.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Canadian
- Make compote and let cool in the fridge while you bake your puff pastry.
- Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Roll out defrosted puff pastry and cut into 24 equal size rectangles. Place rectangles one inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush each rectangle with egg wash and sprinkle 12 rectangles with a little lilac sugar and coarse sugar (I also added 3 lilac flowers from the lilac sugar).
- Bake pastry for approx. 15-18 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
- Let cool on a cooling rack.
- In a large bowl add whipping cream and vanilla extract. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- Assemble flakies: take each unsugared pastry rectangle and turn it upside down so the flat side is facing up. Add approx. a tablespoon of blackberry lilac compote (to the flat side) and pipe or spoon a layer of whipping cream on top. Take a sugared pastry rectangle and place it on top and gently sandwich together. Repeat until all the pastry is used.
- Dust the tops of each flakie with icing sugar.
Substitution: You can substitute the blackberry lilac compote for blackberry compote, blackberry jam, or blueberry jam. Just make sure the jam or compote isn’t too runny or it will spill out of the flakie.
Trim the bottom side of the flakies if they are too large or do not sit flat.
Flakies last up to 5 days stored in the fridge in an airtight container. Although they will not look as pretty, they still taste just as delicious.
You can easily double this recipe as most puff pastry packages come with 2 sheets or you can save the other frozen sheet for another recipe.
- Serving Size: 1 Flakie
- Calories: 241
- Sugar: 5.1g
- Sodium: 99mg
- Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 4.9g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 21.5g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 3.1g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
Keywords: Flakies, Puff Pastry, Dessert, Blackberry, Lilac
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