Thursday, January 28, 2010

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.

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