The filling for these delicate, extraordinarily aromatic and delicious cakes can be made from any fruit or a mixture of them. To fill such baked goods, you can also use ready-made thick jam or jam. Try and come up with new options!
Purpose: For children / For afternoon tea / For dessert
Main Ingredient: Dough / Yeast Dough
Dish: Baking / Cake / Sweet
Cuisine geography: Turkish / Eastern
- Pears (small size) - 5-6 Pieces
- Wheat flour - 250 grams
- Butter - 150 Grams
- Granulated sugar - 150 grams (100 g - in the filling, 50 g - in the dough)
- Chicken eggs - 1 Piece
- Water - 50 Milliliters
- Dry yeast - 1 teaspoon
- Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
- Vanilla Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
- Table salt - 1/4 Teaspoon
Number of Servings: 18-20
How to cook "Turkish kurabie stuffed with pears"
When preparing the necessary products, be guided by the fact that the butter for making the dough should be cold (but not frozen), and the number of pears for the filling by weight should be about 800 grams.
Start by preparing a dry mix. To do this, combine flour, salt, 50 grams of sugar, vanilla sugar and baking powder in a deep bowl.
Dissolve dry yeast in warm water and set aside for a while.
Cut the cold butter into cubes or grate and add to the dry mixture prepared earlier.
Rub the butter and dry ingredients into crumbs with your hands, add the egg and yeast solution, knead the soft dough.
Place the resulting shortcrust yeast dough in a warm place for 40-60 minutes.
While the dough is warm, prepare the filling. Cut the prepared pears into small pieces and place in a saucepan, add 100 grams of sugar.
Boil the pears for a few minutes until they are slightly translucent and soft.
Remove the pear pieces from the resulting syrup (it can be used to prepare other dishes) and cool.
After the specified amount of time, the dough will slightly increase in volume and become even softer.
Crumple the dough with your hands and roll it out on a work surface into a round layer 4-5 mm thick. Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut out round cakes.
Place a portion of the pear filling on half of each mug, cover with the other half and seal the edges, lightly pressing on them in several places.
Place the formed products on a baking sheet and send to the preheated oven. Bake Turkish kurabiye stuffed with pears for 20-25 minutes at 180-190 degrees.
Remove the finished cakes from the oven and let cool. Serve with tea, sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.