keskiviikko 23. joulukuuta 2009

Christmas Stars

My favorite Christmas pastry. Not only because of the taste, though they are lovely, but also because they are so easy to make. Especially if you buy the ready-made dough from the store. It's just regular puff-pastry, which of course you can also make yourself.

Cut squares app size of 10 cm x 10 cm. Make an incision of app. 3 cms from each corner towards the middle. Fold every other corner up towards middle. Squeeze these corners together and press down. Add a dollop of plum marmalade or jam on top of middle part. Bake in the oven in 225 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, The Day of the Finnish Christmas. In the morning there will be rice porridge with plum soup, then sauna and after that the Christmas Dinner. In the evening a visit from Santa Claus with presents. We Finns have lots of special foods that are eaten only on Christmas, for example Christmas ham, carrot or turnip casserole, rosolli which is a special beetroot salad with whipped cream, Christmas bread etc. My favorites are the gravad lax, cold smoked salmon, herrings and roe with sour cream and shallots. So there's lots of recipes to write about for years to come.

What ever is your style of spending the holiday season, we at Pattern Bakery hope it will filled with joy and peace. Merry Christmas!

1 kommentti:

  1. Those look incredible! And great pictures :). Hope you had a nice holiday, happy new year!