2 January, 2011
Kerala Beef Puffs in disguise
There it is… My Daring Baker’s challenge – Danish Braid. It looks lovely, doesn’t it, or is it just me? I am so happy that I got to finish my challenge, and it’s almost perfect. It is supposed to have chocolate or sweet fruit filling but here I have spicy beef veggie filling. Now I can say that I love my spicy danish pastry puff a lot!!
Pastry puffsheets – 2 nos
Beef(ground) – 1 lb
French cut green beans- 1/2 cup
Grated carrot -1/2 cup
Green chillies chopped – 2 nos
Garlic crushed – 4 nos
Ginger crushed – 1 piece
Red onion thinly sliced – 1/2 of one
Meat masala – 1/2 tsp
Cooking oil – 1 tsp
Salt – As reqd
Cilantro/Curry leaves as reqd
1)Heat oil in a pan.
2)Fry thinly sliced onions to light brown, then add ginger-garlic ,green chillies and meat masala and cook for 2 to 3 minutes
3)Add ground beef and cook for 20 minutes
5) Saute the vegetables separately in oil and add to beef mixture.
Puff Pastry Shaping- Danish braid
1)Divide the thawed frozen pastry into two equal pieces. Roll out half of pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 9-inch (25 cm) rectangle.
2)Spread beef filling in the middle third of the pastry of rectangle.
3)Cut 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide strips on either side of remaining pastry. Fold strips on each side alternately over filling to create a braid.
4)Place pastry onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
WHISK together egg and water and lightly brush top of pastry.
PREHEAT Oven to 375 degrees
BAKE for 20 to 22 minutes or until pastry is golden.
REMOVE baking sheet from oven and let cool slightly. Enjoy with chilli sauce or ketchup!!!!