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Flower Shaped Pastries

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Flower Shaped Pastries

Flower Shaped Pastries

Flower Shaped Pastries

Flower Shaped Pastries

Flower Shaped Pastries

Flower Shaped Pastries

Flower Shaped Pastries

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs (1 egg yolk to brush on top),
  • 3/4 cup warm milk,
  • 3/4 cup warm water,
  • 250 gr. butter (at room temperature),
  • 7-8 cups flour,
  • 10 gr. instant yeast,
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar,
  • 2 teaspoons salt,
  • For filling; crumbled feta cheese and chopped parsley,
  • Poppy seed for topping.

Preparation:

  1. Place 5 cups of flour in a large bowl,
  2. Stir in yeast, sugar and salt,
  3. Make a cavity in the centre and add, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and butter,
  4. Start mixing with your hands while slowly adding warm water and milk,
  5. Finally add last 2-3 cups of flour slowly (you may not need all of it) and knead until you get a non-sticky dough,
  6. Cover the dough with kitchen towel and let it rest for 45 mins to rise,
  7. After it has risen, deflate the dough and knead for 1-2 mins,
  8. In a bowl combine cheese and parsley and mix well,
  9. Pull small orange size pieces from the dough and press them flat on your palm,
  10. Place some cheese in the centre, fold and press,Turn upside down and make 2 cm cuts from the edges, avoid cutting the center,
  11. Turn the cut pieces upwards as seen in the photos and press,
  12. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper,
  13. Let rest for 15-20 more mins,
  14. Whisk 1 egg yolk and brush  on top of the pastries,
  15. Sprinkle poppy seed in the center,
  16. Bake at 190 degrees celsius preheated oven until the top is golden brown.

Bon appétit…

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