Top Rated Pastry Recipes

Bichak (Stuffed Afghan Pastries)
You can get both sweet and savory versions of these triangular treats, which are folded pastries filled with cheese, meat, jam, or fruit. This version is of the classic meat and onion variety.This recipe is courtesy of whats4eats.
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The obscure combination of chocolate and orange is a pleasing one, blending together the rich qualities of chocolate with the citrus from the orange. This recipe uses cream cheese and marmalade to mellow out their bold flavors, and wraps them up in refrigerated pie crusts to create a quick and delicious pastry. 
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These pastries (rghaif) can be baked in the oven or cooked on a griddle. Instead of shellfish, other traditional fillings include sautéed strips of chicken flavored with saffron, or roasted vegetables and cheese.Mezze by Ghillie Basan, photography by Jan Baldwin, is published by Ryland Peters & Small.
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Cheese Pastry
Fatayer jebneh, or cheese pies, are popular Arabic pastries. You find them in bakeries, school cafeterias, cafés, and pastry shops. They are a great way to start the day or a wonderful companion for the afternoon tea. These cheese pastries are great portable snacks or impressive pastry appetizers if you make them small enough. Fatayer el jebneh are typically boat-shaped, but you can shape the dough any way you are comfortable with; I sometimes shape them the same way as the Lebanese meat pies and other times I make them into triangles or circles. They are tasty in any shape, so have fun with it. The cheese used for the stuffing is usually akkawi cheese mixed with a little kashkaval or Cheddar cheese, but you can use any salty cheese you like. You can add a variety of flavorings, too; cilantro, nigella seeds, or dried mint add another dimension of flavor, but if you are a fan of plain cheese flavor, feel free to use a plain cheese stuffing. To make the perfect cheese pastry you need a combination of a dough that will hold its shape after baking, good quality cheese, and the flavoring you like. See all appetizer recipes.
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Now we aren’t talking about those sugary strawberry, blueberry, or cinnamon toaster pastries. Instead, try a savory twist of your favorite breakfast snack using pumpkin. It does not take many ingredients for this pumpkin-filled recipe and a little bit of effort can go a long way to satisfy your daily fall-inspired pumpkin craving.
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This recipe is from The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine and is the classic French recipe for puff pastry dough.   A quick guide to classic French terms used in this recipe to help you throughout the process: détrampe - a simple dough composed of flour, salt, water, and melted butter beurrage - a block of butter pâton - a package which results from folding the détrampe around the beurrage Don't be intimidated by all the steps and French words! Though laborious to make, the end result is well worth it and far outshines store-bought varities in texture and mouth-feel. Once you learn to make this dough, you're poised to make a number of other French classics such as napoleans, palmiers, or tarts, not to mention a bevy of delicious appetizers, pastry items, and quiches! Click here to view our Best Puff Pastry Recipes to get inspiration for all your puff pastry creations!
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Homemade Puff Pastry Snack
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An easy snack made with pastry puff. Try this recipe.   1 whole Puff Pastry Sheet 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon Garlic Chopped 1 Tablespoon Red Onion, Chopped 100 grams Smoked Salmon, Crumbled 50 grams Boiled Potatoes Small Diced 100 grams Tomato Diced ½ teaspoons Salt To Taste ¼ teaspoons Pepper 1 whole Egg White For Egg Wash   Preparation Instructions Unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a large square using a rolling pin. Cut the sheet in to 12 equal sized pieces – about 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches square. I used homemade puff pastry but store bought is fine too. You can save a lot of money by making your own. In a pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and mix it around until it’s softened. Next add onion, salmon and the diced boiled potato. Mix until onion is softened and everything is heated through. Add tomato, pepper, and salt. Mix well . Now place one teaspoon of filling mixture in the center of each square of dough. Brush the edges with the beaten egg white or you can use water. Fold the bottom half of the dough over to meet the edges of the top half (you are making a triangle). Next place snack on greased baking tray and bake the snack for about 20 minutes at 220C degrees or until golden brown. Enjoy.
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Yiouzlemedes (Cheese and Mastic Pastries)
In Roumeli, in the center of Greece's mainland, yiouzlemedes are savory cheese-filled pastries. In Lesvos, on the other hand, the pastries are sweet and deliciously excessive. They are stuffed with cheese and mastic and sometimes sprinkled with still more cheese and ground mastic. Click here to see My Big Fat Greek Easter.
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This simple French-style pastry cream is perfect for making cream-filled doughnuts, eclairs, and other cream filled pastries.
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Lobster Puff Pastry Pizza - Plated
Love is in the air and there's nothing like a homemade and fancy lobster recipe to impress your girlfriend, husband, boyfriend, or wife on Valentine's Day -- Lobster Puff Pastry Pizza. This pizza recipe is not any New York corner pizza joint’s pizza but one that turns some of my favorite ingredients into a luxurious pizza that one might find in a Parisian restaurant. With many of the fragrant flavors you'd use in "bouillabaisse",  a Provencal-style fish soup, the aromatic flavors in this pizza will excite all your senses. For the seafood toppings, I like to use local seafood. Montauk lobster is delicious any time of the year, particular on special occasions such as Valentine's Day, local swordfish and Peconic bay scallops, which are in season til March. The steaming liquid for the seafood provides the aromatic Provencal flavors -- white wine, water, fennel, orange zest and saffron -- all ingredients in a traditional bouillabaisse. And, for the vegetable toppings, I roast and chop vegetables to add to the bites of seafood:  plum tomatoes, fennel and red pepper. I prefer fresh tomatoes when they are in season although good quality canned plum tomatoes, preferably organic, can be drained and gently squeezed to remove excess liquid and used as a substitute for fresh.  
 The sauce is simple: roasted plum tomatoes, red pepper, fennel and garlic. To keep the fennel moist, pour a hint of wine to the pan. Garlic and wine are used liberally in bouillabaisse. I love the challenge of a hand rolled, folded and turned puff pastry made with flour, water and butter. However, it is very time consuming and easy to mess up. To save time, I suggest buying a good quality puff pastry that’s pre-made. Many of the finer supermarkets carry puff pastry (my Whole Foods sells Dufour Pastry Kitchens, a local, New York City brand). To create visual excitement and convey the contents of the lobster puff pastry pizza, use cookie cutters to make tiny puff pastry lobsters, scallops and fishes. For me, the best part of making this pizza is assembling the cooked pizza on a serving platter and garnishing it with the puff pastry seafood creatures. Magnifique! Like most pizzas, this Bouillabaisse pizza recipe is best when it’s made fresh and served immediately as puff pastry is more fragile than traditional pizza dough. Everything can be prepared ahead of time, and the crust baked and pizza assembled just before serving. Serve with a simple salad, light dessert, and a cold glass of bubbly champagne. Happy Valentine's Day.
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Perfect to serve at your spring dinner party, these tiny pastries are easy to make ahead of time with the help of a refrigerated pie crust, but are delicious enough to impress your guests. 
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In this recipe, baked apples are surrounded by pastry, a great addition to your apple dessert repertoire. And with the use of packaged puff pastry is actually very easy and looks impressive.
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