Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Folhadas- Puff Pastry Treats

My good friend came over to show me how to make Folhadas the other day.  These are my daughter's favorite treats to get at Pastelerias over here.  I mention them in this post from a few years ago.  Sweet frosting or filling is sandwiched between sheets of puff pastry, and dusted with powdered sugar.  And they couldn't be easier to make!  Directly translated, "Folhada" just means "Puff".  Puff pastry dough over here is called massa folhada. 

To make these, you just cut a sheet of puff pastry into squares or rectangles- whatever size you want.  Bake on a baking sheet at approximately 350 F until puffed and golden brown, and allow to cool.  While these are cooling, mix up a frosting of butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar.  Pry the sheets of puff pastry apart- they should separate easily- and spread the frosting in the middle, and then dust with powdered sugar. 
from my friend R :)
Recipe is approximate!

1 sheet puff pastry- (a little easier to cut while still frozen)
about 1/2 pound powdered sugar (approx. 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup butter, room temp
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
powdered sugar for dusting

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  Using a very sharp knife, cut puff pastry into squares or rectangles.  We cut a dozen (12) rectangles per sheet.  Place a little bit apart on a baking sheet and bake in the hot oven until puffed and golden brown.  Times vary per oven- but maybe anywhere from 8-15 minutes.  Let baked puff pastry cool.

2. Mix 1/2 pound powdered sugar, butter, and lemon juice until smooth and a little fluffy.  Separate each puff pastry into two, and spread frosting inside, like a sandwich.  Place filled puff pastries on a serving platter and dust them all with powdered sugar.

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