I don’t know if you guys heard about this recipe but where i come from it is very popular. Actually its popularity was overthrown by muffins and macaroons. This is a dessert loved by all grandmothers because there is none here that doesn’t know this recipe.
Pastry horns filled with jam and turkish delight Video Recipe
I have this recipe from my grandma on my mother's side. This was one of the few desserts she made. Oh there was one more we used to love: apple strudels. But the recipe for that i'm saving for another time.
I decided to fill the horns with plum jam i made a while back. And i found a few pieces of Turkish delight around the kitchen so i used them as well.
First we have to make the dough:
- I prepared the leaven by mixing the yeast with a teaspoon of sugar, one tablespoon of milk and one of flour. I blended everything together and i let it rise for a bit.
- The next step was to make some lemon zest. I didn't use too much, just a teaspoon.
- I mixed the vanilla sugar with the flour and added the risen leaven. I mixed a bit and added half of the milk.
- I added the two eggs. My dough is starting to form so i added the rest of the sugar.
- It was time to add lemon zest, melted butter and the rest of the milk. I started kneading very well until the dough wasn't sticky anymore. If it's still sticky add more flour.
- I let is rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
- After that i divided the dough in five round, equal balls.
- Using a rolling pin a rolled each ball into a thin sheet. I divided each sheet into 8 equal triangles. So from all the ingredients above i made 40 pastry horns.
- Now on the wide part of the triangle i put a piece of Turkish delight and i rolled it. On another triangle i added plum jam and rolled. I did like this until i finished all the triangles.
- I arranged them on a tray covered with baking paper. I coated the horns with a mixture made from two egg yolks mixed with one tablespoon of milk.
- I baked them in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Sprinkle them with powdered sugar on top.
Enjoy your meal!
- Make sure you don't put the horns too near one from each other because they rise in the oven.
- Don't over fill them, especially with jam because it might leak out from them. I know from experience.