These pastries were named after the Santa Clara convent in Coimbra, Portugal, where they were invented and prepared by nuns.
|Preparation time||20 min|
|Cooking Time||45 min|
|Ready In||1 h 15 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, chilled1 and 3/4 cups of flour2 tablespoons of ice water1 egg, slightly beatenFilling:1/2 cup of sugar1 tablespoon of water1/2 cup of ground almonds4 egg yolks Get Portuguese ingredients
- Add butter and water into the flour, then knead until you get a smooth dough.
- Place in a bowl and cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Add the sugar and water to a saucepan, then bring to a boil without stirring, until syrupy.
- Then, add the almonds and the yolks you've previously whisked and stir until you get a thick paste.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and roll it out very thin, about 1/8-inch in thickness.
- Cut out circles in the dough with a 3-inch cutter.
- Place a teaspoon of the almond filling in the center of each circle, then fold, and seal with water.
- Brush the pastries with an egg wash, then bake at 200°C or 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden.
- Take out of the oven and while still hot and roll in powdered sugar.
In the instructions this recipe, it will look like half moons when I fold it and pinch with a fork? I just want to make sure I do it correctly
1 year ago, Wednesday, April 13, 2022