Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fruit Dartoi with home made Marzipan

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
egg wash
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 warm
Fruit 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....


Anonymous said...

Thank you Arlette for continuing to post delicious food recipes on your site. I am sure they taste as good as they look. Keep up the good work. And thank you for adding my blogs to your site. It is most appreciated.
Lucy Efram

Arlette said...

Thank you my dear for your sweet comments, and you are most welcome and I am honored to add your blogs and your beautiful words and prayers.
God Bless you .

Anonymous said...

This one does not have a recipe details like the other ones. Too bad because it looks very delicious.

Arlette said...

Sorry that I didnt the recipe posting
i will try to add the recipe today, pls come back and try the recipe its simple and delicious...

Arlette said...

You can try the above recipe with Apricots, I am not lucky to have ripe Apricots in this area.
In lebanon the fruit season is rich with juicy sweet fruits ready to use in any recipe.