My husband has a business trip for couple weeks in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Traveling is my passion, so guess what?! I’m in Halifax too with my husband and son.
I feel differently, it’s like I’m not in Canada but in Europe. Feels like I’m traveling in a different country. The Harbor, the smell, and sound of the Ocean, Old wood houses, Tiny lovely streets-everything this makes me happy. I even don’t remember to bake anything. I’m just walking with a smiley face and enjoying the moments.
Still, I found a time to share with you a great recipe but this time it’s not a Cake-It’s a mashed potato pastry.
If you aren’t afraid to make butter dough which really needs a time, then the rest is very easy. Don’t be afraid, find a good baking mood and just BAKE 🙂
Ingredients for Dough
Water 200 ml, egg 1, vinegar 4 tbsp., salt 1 tsp., All-purpose Flour 500 g, Room Temperature Margarine 500 g.
Ingredients for filling
Potatoes 1 kg, Onion 300 g, Light Olive Oil 100 ml, Salt/Black Pepper to your taste, Sesame seeds 50 g.
- Mix together water+egg+vinegar+salt. Grate 50 g margarine into a bowl and blend flour in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender just until the dough become crumbly. Then add a water and knead for 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Set aside for 20-25 minutes.
- Shape the rest soften margarine so it roughly matches up to the edges of the rectangle piece of parchment paper. Cover with another rectangle shape of paper and Roll with a rolling pin to shape and flatten.
- Unwrap dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Give the rectangle shape so that you can put a flattened margarine on the half of the dough as it shown in the photo
4. Cover the margarine with the empty side of the dough, press the edges with a finger so margarine couldn’t come out and chill it for 10-15 minutes. Roll dough slightly by pressing down horizontally with rolling pin across dough rolling just to but not over ends and Fold the dough three times. This time chill dough for 20 minutes and then repeat this steps, fold dough for 4 times and chill it for 3 hours.
5. While the dough is in the refrigerator make a mashed potato. Add roasted onions, salt, and pepper in it.
6. Cut the dough into two pieces. Roll one part into long shape rectangle and put on it half of the mashed potato.
7. Roll up the dough into the spiral and cut it into 8 pieces. Brush the dough gently with the water then sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top.
8. Bake for 25 minutes (180 C) or until it has turned golden brown.
Voilà, you can try it with your family. Be sure everyone will like it 🙂
Now I’ll go to the oldest streets of Halifax to be charged from the vintage style houses and gardens, and see you soon. Good Luck all of my readers, if anyone reads this blog…