Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Nazook

Starting this week's mega marathon with another baked sweet - nazook from armenia. And I am posting this recipe at the right time. Nazook is an Armenian pastry that's traditionally served around Easter.


The “not-so-sweet-and-overly-indulgent” kind. They are European in nature so I’m not surprised. The Europeans don’t seem to enjoy desserts that are too rich or sugary. I’m with them on that one. These cookies take a yeasted dough (that is completely sugar-less) and wrap it around what is basically a streusel to get a cylinder with a swirl. The whole process is very similar to how you make cinnamon rolls. The cookies are then cut from the cylinder, and baked up to a delicious, buttery, flaky, crunchy pastry. 

RecipeSource: Gayathriscookspot
Country: Armenia


Ingredients:

For The Pastry Dough:
Flour-1 1/2cups
Instant Yeast-1 1/4tsp
Curd-1/2cup
Softened Butter-1/2cup

For The Filling:
Flour-3/4cup
Sugar-3/4cup
Softened Butter-!/3cup
Vanilla-1tsp


Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients given for the pastry dough. Knead for 10 minutes.
  • If the flour is very sticky, dust it with a little flour.
  • Cover the dough with cling wrap and place the bowl in fridge overnight.
  • Mix all the ingredients given for the filling. It will look clumpy. Set it aside.
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Remove dough from fridge and knead for 2 minutes.
  • Divide it into 2 equal parts.
  • Dust the counter with flour and roll out the portion into a thin rectangle.
  • Divide the filling into two.
  • Spread one part of the filling evenly on the rolled rectangle.
  • Start rolling from the longer end and roll it into a tight log.
  • Pat it a little to flatten.
  • Cut into 10 equal pieces.
  • repeat the same process for the remaining dough and filling.
  • Arrange the pieces on a greased baking tray.
  • Brush the top with milk and bake until golden brown.
  • Cool on wire rack and serve








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9 comments:

  1. All that butter makes it looks soft and delicious. Lovely bake for N

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  2. The pastry sounds yum, and buttery . Sounds sinful and delicious .

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  3. How fantastic those pastries looks, lovely pick for N. I want to munch some rite now.

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  4. I had this bookmarked as well, something baking a pastry sounded too heavy for me..nice pick

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  5. I think its my kind of sweet too. I too prefer non sugar not so sweet ones. Great share...

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  6. That is such a yummy looking pastry.

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  7. The name itself is interesting and the dish justified the name too. Very delicious looking sweet.

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