Thursday, October 11, 2007

Paper Baked Spiced Pastries

Here is a really simple recipe for a sweet treat that takes no time to knock together & tastes beautiful. It’s a bit like a scone dough with dates & lots of spice. The recipe was from the Donna Hay Entertaining issue. Doesn't it look pretty?

Paper Baked Spiced Pastries

½ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon mixed spice
1 ¾ cups (262.5g) plain flour, sifted
1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder, sifted
½ cp (160g) pitted & chopped dates
½ cup single or pouring cream
½ cup milk
30g unsalted butter, melted for brushing

Preheat oven to 180c. Combine the sugar, cinnamon & spice and set aside. Place the flour, baking powder & dates in a bowl & stir to combine. Make a well in the centre, gradually add the cream and milk, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth & elastic. Roll out to 30cm x 40 cm. Brush with butter and sprinkle with the sugar mix, reserving 1 tablespoon. Roll the dough to enclose and slice into 8 pieces. Place the dough into 8 x ½ cup capacity muffin tins lined with non stick baking paper or muffin cases. Brush with butter & sprinkle with reserved sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked & lightly golden. Makes 8.


h&b said...

They *do* look lovely. Did yours turn out as pretty ?

I'd like to give these a go myself..

Ange said...

Hi h&b, this is a photo of mine so yes they did turn out quite pretty wihout too much effort, give them a go they are yum

Rosie said...

One word, YUM!!!!

h&b said...

oh-my-goodness, I thought that was a stock photo !! Wow, you did well - i'm going to have to try them ( she says, adding it to the list ;)

Antonia said...

These are gorgeous-looking and yet sound reasonably easy to make. So pleased to have discovered your blog via Rosie's.