Appetizers

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Appetizer 1


Appetizer 1

Appetizer 1

Filling:

4 Tbsp. Olive oil
¼ Kg. Ground Pork
2 pcs. Minced white onion
4 cloves of Garlic (crushed finely)
½ tsp. cumin

Pastry :

1/2 Cup butter
2 Cups flour
3/4 Cup water
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 egg beaten

How to make the filling:

Sautee minced onion until soft but not brown, add ground pork, add finely crushed garlic, add cumin and mix vigorously until all flavors are well blended and the pork is done. Set aside.

How to make the Pastry :

In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and mix it by hand until all the butter is well mixed with the flour mixture. This must be dry rich buttery flour. Continue mixing by adding water 2 tbsp. at a time. Continue mixing the dough until soft. Remove from the bowl and knead the dough in a floured board. Continue kneading until the texture becomes fine. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin until thin. Cut into 4 inch square. In the formed square, cut another outline of a square leaving 2 opposite corners connected. Put a tablespoon of the filling in the center of the square. Brush with beaten egg on the sides of the inside square outline. Cross the opposite edges of the square and seal the sides by pressing it leaving a diagonal form in the center with the filling. Brush beaten egg on the corners of the cuts, this will give a rich golden brown color when cooked. Bake in 180 degrees C for 15 – 20 minutes.

Options : If you find the directions in forming the square cut complicated you can make a simple circle or just simple square and put the filling in the center and seal the sides with the beaten egg.

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