Irresistible Homemade Pastries
Picture this: a cozy morning, sunlight streaming through the curtains, and the aroma of freshly baked pastries filling your kitchen. Our Irresistible Homemade Pastries are a delightful treat that will transport you to a European café right in your own home.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- Your favorite jam or preserves
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Start by making the pastry dough. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
- Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add it to the flour mixture.
- Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the cold water, sugar, and egg.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Roll out the pastry dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
- Using a round cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough.
- Place a teaspoon of your favorite jam in the center of each circle.
- Fold the dough in half to create a half-moon shape and seal the edges with a fork.
- Place the pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 pastries
These Irresistible Homemade Pastries are a perfect blend of flaky pastry and sweet jam. They make for a wonderful breakfast or afternoon snack. Enjoy with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea.
Nutrition Information: (per pastry) Calories: 180 | Fat: 9g | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g
Picture yourself savoring these warm pastries with a cup of coffee, the delicate layers of pastry melting in your mouth as the sweet jam oozes out. Irresistible Homemade Pastries are a labor of love that will bring a touch of elegance to your home baking repertoire. Whether you’re sharing them with loved ones or enjoying them in peaceful solitude, these pastries are sure to create a memorable experience. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on a delightful culinary journey with our Irresistible Homemade Pastries.