Fazzoletti Dolce: Sweet Kerchiefs

August 9, 2011

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Having learned how to make pate feuillettee a few ways at King Arthur Flour baking camp this week, here is a recipe that I learned and have adapted with my own filling. These kerchiefs are perfect to hold in one hand. - SagegreenSagegreen

Food52 Review: Sagegreen's Fazzoletti Dolce are divine. I was excited to try this pastry dough (using King Arthur flour, of course) and it was easy to work with and baked into beautiful pastries. My dough was a little bit dry, so I added a few extra drops of ice water and it came together nicely. It's a versatile pastry dough and one that you can have fun being creative with! Sagegreen's filling is a pleasing mix of rum soaked cherries and lightly sweetened cheese (I used ricotta) ... really a delicious combination. Needless to say, these pastries disappeared quickly! - BlueKaleRoadBlueKaleRoad

Serves: 4

Ingredients

The Pastry

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold water

The Kerchiefs

  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup kirsch, or rum
  • 8 ounces quark (or whole milk ricotta if you don't have any quark)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg and cinnamon
  • pastry rolled to 1/4 inch thick, cut into 5 inch squares
  • 1 egg beaten and mixed with 1 tbl. water for wash
  • 1/2 cup or so cold water
In This Recipe

Directions

The Pastry

  1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl. Rub in the cold butter with your fingers until you can no longer see the butter.
  2. Pour in a few tablespoons of the cold water until it is incorporated. Cautiously add a little more water until the dough comes together. Do not add too much water.
  3. On a floured surface turn the dough out and knead it to form one large ball. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate 4 hours or better, overnight.

The Kerchiefs

  1. The night before soak the cherries in the kirsch or rum.
  2. After the cherries have soaked, drain them. Mix them with the quark, sugar, yolks, zest, and spice. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Roll the puff pastry out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut five inch squares out of this. Fill each square with 1 rounded tablespoon of the filling. Then brush the circumference of the squares with some cold water.
  4. Fold the squares in half to create a triangular shape. Keep the filling inside. Press to seal. Brush the tops with the egg wash.
  5. Slash the top of each kerchief with three cuts for venting. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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Reviews (19) Questions (0)

19 Reviews

gingerroot August 12, 2011
These look and sound delicious, Sagegreen!
 
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Sagegreen August 12, 2011
Thanks so much, gr!
 
lorigoldsby August 11, 2011
Yum!, want to know more about baking camp!
 
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Sagegreen August 11, 2011
Thanks, lori. King Arthur has wonderful classes in Norwich VT!
 
wssmom August 10, 2011
This is sooooo much better than the zeppole at the local fair .... YUM!
 
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Sagegreen August 10, 2011
Thanks, wssmom!
 
drbabs August 10, 2011
Nice, and, hello? Baking camp?
 
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Sagegreen August 10, 2011
Thanks, drbabs. Yes, I was away for a week at "Camp Arthur!"
 
wssmom August 10, 2011
I need baking camp!
 
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Sagegreen August 10, 2011
You would love it!
 
lapadia August 11, 2011
Oh, that's right the baking camp (now I remember you talking about going there)....I am jealous :) I love King Arthur!
 
lapadia August 9, 2011
Nice, tasty and very inviting, Sagegreen!
 
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Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Thanks, lapadia!
 
hardlikearmour August 9, 2011
Wow! These are adorable. I love the shiny egg wash and the filling sounds scrumptious.
 
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Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Thanks, hla. The filling is addictive! I have given most away to avoid eating more!
 
aargersi August 9, 2011
These are beautiful. What's quark?
 
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Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Thanks! It is a curd cheese you usually can find now at Whole Foods. It is what I use to make my German cheesecake. Whole milk ricotta would work if you couldn't find quark...but that's my German spin on an Italian recipe.
 
nannydeb August 9, 2011
Oh, wow! They look delicious!
 
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Sagegreen August 9, 2011
Thanks, nannydeb. We will have to get you Austinites up north for a visit sometime!!