Easy Persian Recipes in English

Cinnamon and Almond Pastry Twists

July 12, 2013

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Almond & Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Almond & Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Cinnamon and Almond Pastry Twists

Description

A sweet pastry with a twist. Traditionally served with Persian Tea. This recipe is an easy recipe using frozen puff pastry.

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of Puff Pastry
  • Slivered Almonds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Methods/steps

  1. Lay pastry sheets on a flat surface and separate while still frozen with a sharp knife and leave to defrost.
  2. Preheat oven to 180deg.
  3. Cut each sheet in half, and then each half into 8 strips.
  4. In a small bowl, mix egg, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg mixture over the pastry.
  6. Place each strip onto a greased pastry sheet, twisting each strip as placing onto the tray.
  7. Brush with remaining egg mixture and sprinkle Almond slivers on each pastry.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes till golden brown.
  9. When cooked remove from the oven and carefully place in a large dish, sprinkle icing sugar over and gently toss till coated with a dusting of icing sugar.

Additional Tips;

These delicate pastries do not keep long, and are best eaten on the day of baking. Frozen puff pastry makes these a simple and quick sweet to prepare.