Spring truffle pithiviers with a Maderia reduction

Pithiviers are pretty French pies made with puff pastry. This version uses homemade pastry but you could use shop bought to save time.

Equipment and preparation: You will need a piping bag with a plain nozzle.

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For the puff pastry

  • 250g/9oz plain flour
  • 250g/9oz butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 125ml/4½fl oz ice-cold water

For the spring truffle pithivier

For the Madeira reduction