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Greek Fruit And Nut Pastries

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  Clear honey 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Strong brewed coffee 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Candied citrus peel 3 Ounce, finely chopped (75 Gram / 1/2 Cup, Mixed)
  Walnuts 6 Ounce, chopped (75 Gram / 1 1/2 Cups)
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Tablespoon (For Glaze)
  Superfine caster sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Sprinkling)
For pastry
  Plain flour 1 Pound (450 Gram / 4 Cups, All Purpose)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 5 Ounce (150 Gram / 2/3 Cup)
  Superfine caster sugar 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Egg 1
  Chilled milk 4 Fluid Ounce (120 Milliliter / 1/2 Cup)

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ Gas 4. To make the pastry, sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Make a well.
2. Beat the egg and milk together and pour into the well in the dry ingredients. Mix to a soft dough. Divide the dough into two and wrap each piece in clear film (plastic wrap). Chill for 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, mix the honey and coffee in a mixing bowl. Add the candied peel, walnuts and nutmeg. Stir well, cover and leave for 20 minutes.
4. Roll out one portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 3mm/1/8in. Stamp out rounds, using a 10cm/ 4in plain pastry cutter.
5. Place a heaped teaspoonful of filling on one side of each round. Brush the edges with a little milk, then fold over and press together to seal. Repeat with the second piece of pastry until all the filling has been used.
6. Place the pastries on lightly greased baking sheets, brush with a little milk and sprinkle with caster sugar. Make a steam hole in each with a skewer. Bake for 35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

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Holiday, Party
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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