Pear Dartoi with home made marzipan
I don't have a real recipe for Dartoi, it consist of puff pastry , marzipan and fresh fruits.
Ingredients I use for the recipe
1 pound either home made puff pastry or store bought
5-8 oz of marzipan ( I prepare my own)
4 large rip peaches or 4 sweet pears or 2 of each(it will be perfect with sweet apricots)
Demamara sugar for sprinkling
take the puff pastry from the freezer and leave it in the fridge for couple of hours, the pastry should be cold , if it starts getting warm return it to the freezer for couple of minutes, the butter cannot melt when you are working with it. you will have hard time shaping it.
Cut each sheet of puff pastry into four equal pieces or you can cut them in half to make two rectangular, the design is up to you. divide the marzipan into four equal pieces, put one piece in the center of each dough (if you are making two large rectangular cut them in half)
make sure the marzipan sits in the centre of the dough and at least 1/2 inch away from the border, peel the fruit and cut in half, you can slice the fruit into section or keep it whole. Lay the fruit on top of the marzipan , brush the sides with egg wash. take the second piece of dough, fold it in half, and using the back of a knife make lines from the folded centre leaving a thick border
(this will enable the dough to breath and gives a nice design)
see the picture. cover the first dough with the second piece. Again using the back of the knife press the edges together to seal, and at the same time makes a border, brush with egg wash.
sprinkle with the sugar and bake in a warm oven (425F) until golden brown. Serve warmFruit Dartoi are getting egg wash
Peach & Pear Dartoi
Note: if you are trying another kind of fruit please let me know...
I love apricots but not lucky to have ripe sweet apricots in North Bay....