Category: Pastries Recipes

Fillings for Hamantaschen

Fillings for Hamantaschen

Many different fillings are used for hamantaschen including poppy-seed, chocolate, and date-orange fillings. Hamantaschen are the traditional Eastern-European dessert at Purim.

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Flaky Pie Crust Dough

Flaky Pie Crust Dough

This easy pie crust doesn’t require any special equipment and by using your hands you ensure that the butter ends up in irregular pieces and the dough doesn’t get overworked.

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Bethmaennchen

Frankfurter Bethmännchen – A Christmas pastry

Originally baked by the Bethelmann family in Frankfurt, these little guys are now a special holiday treat everywhere!

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Gosh Feel – Elephant Ear Dessert Pastries

These oval shaped cookies (in the shape of an ear) are deep-fried then sprinkled with icing sugar and pistachios.

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Homemade hamantaschen

Hamantaschen

A hamantash (or hamentasch), is a filled-pocket cookie or pastry in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine recognisable for its three-cornered shape. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the centre. It is traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim.

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Empanadas

How to Fill and Shape Empanadas

Empanadas are a favourite snack, and they taste delicious no matter what they look like. But we’ve seen those rows and rows of perfect empanadas in bakeries and can’t help but aspire to attractive empanadas that don’t leak, break, or collapse in the oven. We’ve made lots of empanadas, and at least one in every batch still explodes in the oven.

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Strawberry and Lemon Lattice-top Pie

How to Make a Lattice Top for a Pie

Clear instructions and pictures on how to make a lattice top with pastry for a pie.

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Humitas Argentinian Creamy Corn Empanadas

Humitas – Argentinian Creamy Corn Empanadas

Corn filled empanadas or empanadas humitas, as they would say in Spanish are really delicious. These have a sweet but slightly spicy taste. You can adjust the amount of spiciness with how much paprika you add.

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Kanafeh - Sweet Cheese Pastry

Kanafeh – Sweet Cheese Pastry

Kanafah , also spelled kunafeh or kunafah is a Middle Eastern cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup

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Czech Klobasnek - Sausage in a Roll

Klobasnek – Sausage in a Roll

A klobasnek (klobasniky), is a savoury finger food of Czech origin often thought to be a variation of the kolache; however, most Czechs hold the distinction that kolache are only filled with non-meat fillings. Klobasniky are similar in style to a pigs in a blanket or sausage roll but wrapped in kolache dough.

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Makovnjaca - Poppy Seed Roll

Makovnjača – Poppy Seed Roll

A Serbian pie could, in general, be named in two ways: according to its mode of preparation, or according to its filling (although not every pie is prepared with every filling). For example, a Bundevara is a pie filled with pumpkin and could refer to either a savijača (made of rolled filo) or a štrudla (made of rolled dough). Both sweet and salty pies are made, and some pies could be prepared in the same way with either sweet or salty filling.

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Malina Bublanina – Raspberry Bubble Cake

The universal Czechoslovakian cake, called Bublanina, varies with the season and the fruit that is available. It’s a bit like a coffeecake in texture and is probably why it is sometimes served as a breakfast pastry. Commonly used fruits are raspberries, sweet cherries, tart cherries, plums, nectarines, apricots, strawberries and blueberries.

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Mild Honey Dijon Chicken Croissant with Colby Cheese

These tasty chicken tenderloin croissants are a great lunch or snack for the family or a group of friends. They are easy to put together and really quite the crowd pleaser.

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Nuomici – Nuo Mi Ci – Glutinous Rice Balls

Nuomici (糯米糍 Nuo Mi Ci) is a type of Chinese pastry. It is one of the most standard pastries in Hong Kong. It can also be found in most Chinatown bakery shops overseas. It is also referred to as glutinous rice dumpling.

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Pastel Com o Diabo Dentro

Pastel Com o Diabo Dentro – Cape Verdean Pastry with the Devil Inside

The filling may be as hot (devilish) as you like; just vary the amount of chillies added to the filling. Grilled fresh tuna gives the best results, but you may use high-quality canned tuna in a pinch. The pastry is a blend of cooked and puréed sweet potato, mixed with fine polenta.

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