Dried apricots are never really that dry when you buy them in plastic packets and do not require lengthy rehydration. However, you do need to make the soaking liquid quite sweet or risk the natural sugars in the fruit being leached out.
This is one of those rare occasions when it is suggested you make your puff pastry. In fact a more accurate description is flaky, for it is butter-rich, light and crisp. It also rises nicely, if not quite as spectacularly as classic puff. It takes ti