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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cheese Pocket Pastries

My daughters favorite. I do omit the raisins, as she isn't a raisin person.
The dough is very easy to work with.
The only problem is the cheese - well not for me - as I use an Israeli cheese fit for this recipe. But for anyone abroad - I haven't a clue as to which cheese should be used, but it should be a soft, dy low fat cheese. I would dare and even try it with cottage cheese - that may work....

rolled out square
Filling
Two opposite sides brought together
Third side brought to the middle
And the pocket (looks more like a homeade envelope)
Sprinkled with powdered sugar
and someone stole a bite
Karin Goren's Cheese Pockets
Dough:
500 grams all purpose flour
2 tsp. self active yeast
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup warm milk
3 egg yolks
grated peel of 1/2 a lemon
120 grams melted and cooled butter
1 tsp salt
Mix together all the dough ingredients for about 5-10 minutes. Dough will be quite soft and shiny. Cover and let rise till double in size.
Filling:
500 grams cheese - for the Isreali's - Tuv Ta'am (dry lowfat soft cheese)
1/2 cup sugar
2 -3 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yoks
grated peel from 1/2 lemon
2 Tbs cornflour
20 grams melted butter
1/2 cup raisins
Stir together and keep in refrigerator till ready to use.
1 egg for brushing
powdered sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 190C.
Line 2 pans with parchment paper.
Roll dough to approx 1/2 cm thick square. With pizza cutter cut 10x10 cm squares. In the middle of each square put 1 Tbs filling and close like an envelope (as shown in the pictures above).
Place on lines pans cover and let rise.
Brush with egg and bake approx 10 - 15 minutes.
Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Freeze in plastic bags.

6 comments:

Deborah said...

I think these would be tasty with cream cheese - yum!

Arik B said...

כפרה עליך
רוצה כזה עכשיו

prettybaker said...

נבלול השרון.
בוא.

Paz said...

Yum! Delicious! I'd love to taste this especially right out of the oven.

Paz

prettybaker said...

Thank you all -
Now I am getting ready for Purim, where is is a "mitzva" to send care packages...pics soon....

giz said...

Tuv Ta'am cheese is very similar to a fine dry curd cheese in Canada. One of the brands in Canada is made by a company called Western and there's also a kosher cheese very similar available as well.