Creative Pastry Recipes
Flour, shortening, and water; it’s amazing how much wonder these three little ingredients can do. Pastry comes in all shapes and sizes, and serves as a reminder of how ingenious man’s creations can be! Of course, you could make the pastry from scratch if you have a day to spare, but you can always use frozen to ease and speed up the process. If you want in on these creations, read on as we give you some of the best pastry types that you can get creative with.
Perhaps the most loved type of pastry, the pâte feuilletée is a tender, soft, and smooth dough that’s ideal for savory and sweet pies. For example, one appetizer that you can make with it is the Lebanese lamb sfeeha, covered with a mixture enriched with labneh and pomegranate molasses. Or if you’re looking to impress, you can make the tarte tatin, an upside down French apple and caramel filled delicacy that will turn you head over heels.
If you have a party coming up and want to serve individually-sized treats, an easier way to indulge your guests is by adding your favorite topping to frozen mini puff pastries.
Every time you have your favorite tart or a heavenly quiche, you have the pâte brisée to thank. And if you want your guests to thank you, all you have to do is give them a taste of our broccoli and salmon quiche as a rich but light main course.
This thin, translucent kind of pastry is the base of so many mouthwatering appetizers and desserts. Our favorite recipe is the ever so tasty Middle Eastern dessert: baklava, a mix of nuts and honey all wrapped up in filo sheets. We decided to put a little twist to the original recipe and add some ice cream into the mix. You can check out the video recipe here.
What’s a perfect morning like? If the word “kunafa” doesn’t pop into your head, you are missing out on a breakfast that can actually make you a morning person. Kunafa, the Middle Eastern cheese pastry loved by millions, is a sweet piece of paradise on earth.
Sweet or savory, as an appetizer or main dish, pastry is simply irresistible. And what was once a challenging task to take on, preparing it has never been easier and more rewarding. So what are you waiting for? Get to baking!