Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Easy turnovers

Now that WalMart in Morelia has frozen puff pastry sheets, you can whip up a fast impressive dessert in about 10 minutes of preparation. You can fill it with lots of stuff, this recipe uses some creamed cheese and a guava paste which is readily available. The combination of a savory salty taste with a sweet,not too sweet guava paste makes it an great combination.

To Start

Bring the pastry sheets to room temperature, dust your rolling surface with an ample amount of regular sugar, roll out to expand the sheet about 20 % more. The rolling will push the sugar into the dough which will add sweetness to the pastry.
Cut the dough into 4 equal squares.
Each square will be about 5 inches.
Prick on triangle half with a fork so it will not raise while cooking.
Use the egg wash and paint the two edges that will fold on itself.
Place the cheese and guava paste into the middle.
The fold over and seal the edges onto the egg wash. If not even you should be able to pull the dough and or press the cheese guava mixture down to center it.
Crimp the edges with the fork.
Place two small slits to allow the steam to escape on the top
Brush the top with the egg wash
Place on parchment paper on sheet, place into preheated oven set at 375. for 12 to 15 minutes until a nice golden brown color, remove, let cool and enjoy.
Optionally you could paint or drizzle some sugar glaze.

Stuff you will need.

Puff Pastry Sheets.
One Package Philadelphia cream cheese, cut into 8 equal pieces
Guava paste, cut into 1x2x1/2 inch pieces
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar

For Sugar glaze

1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
2 TBS milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

One Sheet will make 4 turnovers, 2 sheet pack makes 8. Above quanities are for 8 pieces.

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