Featured Pinch Tips Video
- 2 lb
- all-purpose flour
- 4 large
- egg yolk
- 2 Tbsp
- 2 Tbsp
- baking powder
- 4 c
- whole milk
- 2 tsp
- fine salt
- your favorite fillings
- vegetable oil, for frying
1In a large bowl, combine the flour, egg yolk, margarine and baking powder.
2Slightly warm the milk and mix with 2 tablespoons of water and the salt.
3Add to the flour mixture, stir to combine and then knead well.
4If necessary, adjust the consistency of the dough by adding a little more flour (to a very soft dough) or milk (to a very stiff dough).
5Work the dough until soft but not sticky. Allow the dough to rest for about 15 minutes.
6On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8-inch thick using a rolling pin and cut into approximately 4-inch squares.
7Stuff the dough with filling to suit your taste.
8Use your fingertip to run a droplet of water around the edge of the dough and then press together using the prongs of a fork to create a crimped seal.
9Heat a pot of oil over medium-high heat to about 350 F. Add the sealed pastels and fry until golden brown.
10These are somewhat like an English Pasties or an Empanada.