How to bake 'baby jesus pillows' buccellatini 🇮🇹


Flour250g + 85g butter + sugar 100g + 200ml milk + 2 medium eggs. And 1tsp salt + 2 tsp baking powder

Put flour, salt, baking powder in a food processor. Few pulses to mix. Add sugar and pulse. Add butter. Pulse and while the machine turning add the 2 eggs the the milk. You might not need all milk

Add sugar and pulse

Add butter. pulse

Mix the eggs and milk. Add to flour mixture while processor is on

This is the dough soft and very sticky. But no worry it will b easy to work it

Put in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hrs or more. Overnight will b best

Make a circle or

Square.

The filling:. Dried figs 250g, cranberries or sultanas 100 g, walnuts 100g, Marsala wine or grand mariner 100g or? orange zest and juice 100g spices: cinnamon 1tsp, cloves 1/2 tsp, anis 1tsp

In the food processor, chop the figs and walnuts. Transfer to a bowl add the cranberries, the Marsala wine, the orange juice + the zest, the spices. Mix and let soak for few hours. Best overnight

Add walnuts

Put in a bowl. Add the liquor and orange juice

Leave to soak 6 hrs++*

This is optional but I find it helps to absorb the extra liquid from the filling. So with a wire strainer. Sift the corn starch over the filling

After six hrs. I cut the dough into 4 . Work with one quarter and put back the rest in the fridge

The dough is very sticky but with flour dusting it is perfect and easy to work with. Spread the quarter cut into rectangles.

Put 1 tsp of filling like above

Fold over and close with a fork

Put on a non stick baking tray. It doesn't need greasing

Bake 20 mins in a preheated oven170C

I made some 1/2 moon

Out of the oven dust with icing sugar


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