Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cheese & Apple Pockets

500 g puff pastry
3 big apples
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
250 g soft cheese
1 dl sugar
1 egg
2 tsp corn flour
0,5 tsp
vanilla sugar

Oven 200C.
Roll out the pastry & cut out 6 squares.
Halve the apples,remove the core.
For filling mix soft cheese,sugar,egg,corn flour & vanilla sugar together.
Place some filling on to the each square,place the apple half on to the top.Sprinkle over some sugar & cinnamon.Lift up the corners of the each pastry & securely squeeze together.
Brush with egg & bake ca 30 min or until lovely golden.

Little Nut Pastries

Makes 32 pastries

900 g flour
50 g fresh yeast
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. butter
600 ml water( can be mixed with milk if you wish)
100 g butter,melted
200 g sugar
1-2 eggs
grated rind of 2 lemons
200 g ground nuts
(1 tsp cinnamon)

Mix the yeast with sugar.
Boil half of the water,place it into the big bowl,add butter & stir until melted.Add the rest of the water,flour,salt & yeast.Knead the dough until smooth & elastic & comes off the bowl(ca 10 min).Cover the bowl with cling film & leave it to double its size in warm place(Ca 40-50 min).
Make the filling by mixing everything.Chill.
Divide the dough into 4 balls.Roll out the 30 cm circles.Cut out 8 slices from each circle.Place good tsp of filling onto the wider part & roll up.Secure the ends.Leave to stand on the prepared baking trays for 20 min before baking.
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Brush with whisked egg.
Bake for 12-15 min.

Plum Crumble Cake

115g butter,softened
200g sugar
2 eggs
grated rind of 1 lemon
juice of 0,5 lemon
240 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
0,5 tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg
250 ml sour cream
~1 kg plums,stoned & cut as you like

Crumble Topping:
150 g flour
200 g sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
115 g butter

Preheat oven 200C.
Prepare baking tin 23x32cm.
Beat the butter with sugar until fluffy,then beat in the eggs,one at a time.Stir in the lemon rind & juice.
Mix together rest of the dry ingredients.Add to the butter alternately with sour cream.Scrape it into the baking tin.
Arrange plums over the batter,sprinkle cinnamon all over.
Pinch together all crumble ingredients until crumbly.Sprinkle over the plums.
Bake 40 -50 min until golden brown.


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