Sunday, March 14, 2010

Layered pastry

layered pastry
This is a layered pastry traditionally called Aduku roti. We make this baked pastry during Ramadan, as it is a filling and delicious to have after breaking fast. 
layered pastry
For the outer pastry
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg beaten with little water
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

This dough recipe can be used to make savoury snack patties.

Knead everything together using little water as possible to make a soft dough. Cover the dough with a clingfilm and leave it in the fridge for 1/2 hour before using.
layered pastry
For the inside pancake/ crepe
1 cup flour
1 egg (reserve a tbsp for egg wash)
1/4 tsp salt
water as needed

Mix all the ingredients and make a thick pourable batter. 
This batter can be used to make savoury rolls or sweet coconut filled pancakes.

For chicken filling
1 cup of chicken without bones cut small
1/2 cup of potatoes cooked and mashed
1 to 2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp onion
1/2 tbsp curry leaves optional
1 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp ginger grated
2 tbsp tomato optional if using tomato sauce
2 tbsp spicy tomato sauce or 1/2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp chillie powder
1/4 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt

Cut the chicken into small pieces and mix the spices together and leave aside for about 10 minutes.

Heat oil, and sauté the onion and curry leaves. Then add tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and the chicken with the spices and vinegar if using and stir fry.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove from heat, and add the sauce and cooked mashed potatoes.

Mix well and leave it to cool before using the filling.

Any other spicy filling can be used such as fish filling or sweet and spicy sambal filling or meat filling.

To make the pastry
Roll the outer dough thin about 1/4" and put it in a deep dish with the sides over hanging. We will be using the over hanging dough to wrap the pastry and make a parcel. 
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layered pastry
layered pastry
Then lay a pancake or crepe and then the filling. Continue to alternate the pancake and filling up to the top and end with a pancake. Then fold the tops to cover.
layered pastry
Place this on a baking pan with the folded part on the bottom of the baking pan. The baking dish doesn't need to be buttered, it depends on the type of baking dish you are using.
layered pastry
Apply egg wash by using the reserved egg from the pancake. If you want you can mix a tsp of milk with the egg, and apply to the top and side of the layered pastry and bake at 375F for 25 to 30 minutes.
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The pastry will be golden in colour and a little puffed.
layered pastry
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  1. This is just gorrgeouuss! So so unique, what a wonderful dinner centerpiece or a great picnic item, seriously lovely! Definitely saving this is if i feel adventurous one day :)

  2. that is something I have never seen before....sounds great...bookmarked!

  3. Oh it is so beautiful and stuffed with chicken. Nice meat pie.. or I don't know how else to call it :)

  4. WOW... terrific presentation. Great post, Makes me think I can do it with so many tips

  5. It reminds me of an Asian chicken pie delicacy. This one was nicely presented and looks really savory.

  6. What a beautiful and unusual dish! Sounds amazing - going in my cookbook today :)

  7. That's so cool! I never done anything like this. I love all those layers inside, they look so yummy :)

  8. Hey, first of all this is amazing. I just love this one. Secondly I have not forgotten about the award. Been sort of crazed with unexpected out of town guests. Will be in touch when I post about it. xx

  9. Wow, that comes out just so beautifully!

  10. Gorgeous! And so many options for different fillings~

  11. This looks seriously good - my family would devour it in a few minutes! Great recipe!

  12. This looks so hearty and delicious!

  13. That looks perfect and wonderful! Have wonderful weekend~
    BLessings, Catherine

  14. Wow oh wow! This looks so good; moist and delicious! Having read through the directions it seems really quite easy to make too...I love that!

  15. Wow! This looks awesome! I'm looking forward to fall so I can make this! Definitely bookmarking!

  16. What a fabulous pastry! I love the different layers and the stuffing. Sounds delish!

  17. Yes please!!! the most crust the better haha...this is great! Thank you so much for sharing it. I looks lovely!

  18. Wow! That is a stunner. So lovely, great idea.

  19. wow this looks so delicious will have to try these, thanks


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