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60 mins
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40 mins
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Christmas Pasta Flora

Ingredients

  • 3 ½  cups Mitsides Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of baking soda dissolved in 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons orange brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 275g blackcurrant jam
  • roasted almond pieces for decoration

Made With

Plain Flour 1Kg

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat the sugar with the butter until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg yolks one at a time, and keep beating well.
  4. Add the lemon, orange brandy and the vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon and baking powder.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the liquid mixture by hand until a nice soft dough is formed.
  7. Divide the dough in half. Press half of the dough flat into the bottom of a baking tray of 38 cm X 25 cm.
  8. Spread the jam on top.
  9. Take the remaining dough and roll a long thin roll and place it on top of the jam so it follows the outer edge of the rectangular pan. Make more rolls and place them diagonally, in opposite directions, over the jam to create a diamond pattern.
  10. If you wish, place small roasted almond pieces in each diamond pattern.
  11. Place in the oven and cook for about 35 to 40 minutes, until the dough is golden brown in colour.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, cut into bite size squares.

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