Category: Pastries Recipes

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry – Pâte Sucrée

Pâte sucrée (sweetcrust pastry, sweet dough, or sweet paste) is made with the addition of sugar, which sweetens the mix and impedes the gluten strands, creating a pastry that breaks up easily in the mouth.

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Thai-style Mangosteen Clafouti

Mangosteen is a beautiful Thai fruit and because it contains so many antioxidants, mangosteen also offers numerous health benefits. If you can’t find it, lychees make a perfect substitution and are available canned as well as fresh. Clafouti is an old-style dessert originally from France, a cloud-like type of custard made with fresh fruit.

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Tunisian Egg Briks

Tunisian Egg Briks

Brik or Brick is a Tunisian derivative of the börek consisting of thin warka pastry around a filling commonly deep fried. The best-known version is the egg brik, a whole egg in a triangular pastry pocket with chopped onion, tuna, harissa and parsley.

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Empanadas

Types of Empanadas and a Basic Empanada Dough Recipe

Information on ethnic empanada variations and how to make a basic empanada dough.

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