These pastries have just two flavours and are incredibly easy to make, yet their folds make them look impressive. Serve for breakfast or brunch with a simple salad or home-made coleslaw.
- 500g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
Mix the flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl. Slowly add the milk whilst combining the mixture to form a dough. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes. Set aside covered with a tea towel in a warm place so that the dough can rise for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
- Cream cheese (the women felt any kind of soft cheese would be fine, as long as it is a little sour)
- fresh mint, picked and then chopped finely
- salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients together.
When the dough has risen, divide into sections and roll out. Use a cookie cutter (about 3/4 inch) to cut out circles.
Take a knife and make incisions at four points of the circle. place a teaspoon of the filling in the centre. Gather up the ends of the dough as demonstrated by Aghareed in the photos below:
Glaze with an egg wash and place in the oven at a really high temperature (220 degrees celsius) for 10-15 minutes.