Coscorões


Coscorões

These puffed pastries are so simple to make, they will make your head spin.  I remember my mom making these when I was a little wee girl, I loved rolling out the dough, then I would watch her cut the dough into triangles.  I have not made any new adaptations to these babies, only instead of grand marnier liqueur, I put a shot of good old-fashioned brandy.

Ingredients:

1 cup of white unbleached flour (and additional cup for kneading the dough)
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 tbsp. of brandy or Grand Marnier
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1 cup safflower oil or light vegetable oil
1/2 cup of sugar & cinnamon for dusting on top of the pastries.

The Method:

1) In a med. bowl, add your flour, egg, water, brandy, salt and mix with a wooden spoon.
2) Once it’s been mixed, it will be very sticky and hard to stir, you would need to add more flour and use your hands to round it into a ball.
3)On a cutting board or clean counter, dust some flour, and start to knead to dough, keep it the ball shape as if you are making a pizza. Knead for 5 minutes or until dough is ready to roll out.
4)Roll out the dough with a dusted rolling-pin, roll it out very thin about the thickness of 4 or 5 sheets of paper.
5)Cut into rectangle or triangle shapes, lay them on the plate. In the meantime, add the oil to the frying pan. Put the temperature to medium or my stove has no. 6 on the dial, let it heat for about 5 to 10 minutes. Test 1 pastry slice into the pan to see if it’s ready…you’ll know when the pastry is bubbling.
6)Add your pastry triangles or rectangle shapes, let them bubble, about 3 or 4 minutes each side. You want them a very, very light golden white colour.
7)Transfer them to a plate with some paper towel so the oil can be absorbed. Then dust your sugar and cinnamon lightly over top.

These treats are great with milk, coffee or tea. My kids just love these with a glass of milk. One is never enough. Makes a great snack for afterschool or a lunch box treat !

Enjoy and let me know how they turn out !

Mannie 🙂

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