Savoury crescents

Recipe from: 7/30/1998 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 16
Servings 40
Time

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 250
    ml
    grated Cheddar cheese
  • 125
    ml
    grated sweetmilk cheese
  • 100
    ml
    smooth cottage cheese
  • 1
    ml
    ground nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 30
    ml
    milk
  • 50
    ml
    sesame seeds
  • 80
    ml
    cold butter
  • 100
    ml
    oil
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • PASTRY
  • 750
    ml
    cake flour
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 20
    ml
    baking powder
 

Method

 
TO MAKE THE PASTRY: Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the oil and enough cold water to form a soft dough. Knead for a few minutes, shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes. The dough can also be successfully made in a food processor. Place all the ingredients (except the water) in the food processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add small quantities of water at a time until a ball of dough forms around the blade. Remove, knead lightly and chill. FILLING: Preheat the oven to 200 °C and butter two baking sheets or spray lightly with non-stick spray. Mix all the ingredients for the filling and season well. Beat the egg yolk and milk together. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until about 2 mm thick. Cut out circles 7 cm in diameter. Spoon a small teaspoonful of the filling in the centre of each circle and lightly brush the outer edges with a little cold water. Fold the circles in half and press down firmly with a fork or your fingers. Brush the crescents with the milk and egg mixture, sprinkle with sesame seeds and arrange on the prepared baking sheets. Chill for about 15 minutes until firm and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. The filling melts into the pastry, giving it a delicious flavour. Remove from the oven and cool. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
 

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