Monday, December 30, 2013

God Cakes

Turnover made of puff pastry
Turnover made of puff pastry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God cakes are a puff pastry filled with fruit and often served at different holidays in Europe, the most common being the New Year.
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup raisins, dried cranberries or other fruit or mincemeat
  • 1/3 cup lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Puff pastry or pie dough
Preheat oven to 450*.
Mix the butter and sugar. Add the remaining filling ingredients. Heat this over a double boiler, over a low heat until thoroughly heated and combined. Allow to cool.
Prepare your pastry by making squares which are ¼ thick and about 3 inches wide.  Place the filling inside the square. Fold over the square to make a triangle. Seal the triangle with a fork or your fingers by pressing down on the edges. (Score the triangle with a knife to make three slashes. This is said in some places to represent the trinity but there is no consistent source of information. Brush with egg white.)
Place pastries on a cookie sheet. Place in oven. Reduce heat to 350*. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastries are golden-brown.
This recipe can be made even easier if you use canned pastry crescent dough.

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