Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020 in Snack Recipes

Portuguese Pastéis de Santa Clara Recipe

These pastries were named after the Santa Clara convent in Coimbra, Portugal, where they were invented and prepared by nuns.
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Portuguese Pastéis de Santa Clara Recipe


Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 45 min
Ready In1 h 15 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, chilled1 and 3/4 cups of flour2 tablespoons of ice water1 egg, slightly beatenFilling:1/2 cup of sugar1 tablespoon of water1/2 cup of ground almonds4 egg yolks
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, chilled1 and 3/4 cups of flour2 tablespoons of ice water1 egg, slightly beatenFilling:1/2 cup of sugar1 tablespoon of water1/2 cup of ground almonds4 egg yolks
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Preparation

  1. Add butter and water into the flour, then knead until you get a smooth dough.
  2. Place in a bowl and cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  3. Add the sugar and water to a saucepan, then bring to a boil without stirring, until syrupy.
  4. Then, add the almonds and the yolks you've previously whisked and stir until you get a thick paste.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and roll it out very thin, about 1/8-inch in thickness.
  6. Cut out circles in the dough with a 3-inch cutter.
  7. Place a teaspoon of the almond filling in the center of each circle, then fold, and seal with water.
  8. Brush the pastries with an egg wash, then bake at 200°C or 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden.
  9. Take out of the oven and while still hot and roll in powdered sugar.
Recipe & Photo Credit: tasteatlas.com
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Glen Ferreira
Glen Ferreira
oh uau, bom dia amigo, o meu ficou tão delicioso que eu tive que fazer mais, obrigado, é apreciado.
2 years ago, Friday, April 15, 2022
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Eddy
Great to hear Glen. 👍👍
2 years ago, Friday, April 15, 2022
Dolores
Dolores
In the instructions this recipe, it will look like half moons when I fold it and pinch with a fork? I just want to make sure I do it correctly
2 years ago, Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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Eddy
Dolores, you are not supposed to fold into half, you are putting the filling in the middle of the circle, then fold all around until you have a small ball like shape.
2 years ago, Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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