These pastry pillows (travesseiros) are a famous pillow shaped pastry from Sintra, Portugal.
|Preparation time||20 min|
|Cooking Time||30 min|
|Ready In||50 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Pastry: 1 lb of butter 2 cups of sour cream 8 cups of flour 12 eggs yolksFilling:1 lb of walnuts12 egg whites2 teaspoons of vanilla extract1 teaspoon of baking powderConfectioners sugar (to taste) Get Portuguese ingredients
- Melt the butter, mix in sour cream, flour and egg yolks.
- Shape into small balls and leave in fridge until the next day.
- Beat the egg whites until frothy, add the crushed walnuts, sugar, vanilla extract and baking powder and mix gently.
- Roll the small balls until very thin, place about 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture on each dough, roll them up and seal the ends.
- Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 180°C or 350°F until golden brown (20 to 30 minutes).
- Dust with the confectioners sugar and serve.
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