torstai 19. joulukuuta 2013

Christmas pastries - Joulutortut

7 oz (200g) soft butter or margarine
1 cup (21 /2 dl) flour
1/3 cup (1 dl) cold water
1 teaspoon vinegar

sweetened prune puree or plum jam

1. Put all the pastry ingredients into a bowl and mix quickly by hand into a dough. Don't knead too much.
2. Put the dough to a cold place to harden. 3. Roll out on a floured board, folding a few times to make a puft pastry, and finally make a 1/2 cm thick sheet.
4. Cut the sheet into 7 x 7 cm squares. Split the corners of each square.
5. Place a bit of prune puree or plum jam in the middle of each square. Fold over every other spiit end onto the center, to form a windmill-like pastry.
6. Brush with beaten egg and bake at 450° F (250° C) until light brown. To make round pastries, cut into circles, fill, and fold in half.
Bake as above

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