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Friday, March 26, 2010

Enchanting Dough (Update)

I'm calling this post an 'Update', as there is something I just have to tell all of my Dearies about the Pineapple and Guava Turnover post with an easy pastry dough recipe. This is simply that the dough is outstandingly delicious after being in the fridge for a week. I knew it would most likely set up well in the fridge, but I never could have imagined the enchanting delight I was about to experience.

For this recipe, I simply rolled out the other half of the dough and filled it with an organic cabbage and carrot filling. The shapes are off a bit, as I just tried to stuff as much filling into each little pastry as I could. Then I pressed the edges with a fork, brushed with egg, and baked for about 26 minutes. The result was something one can't imagine without just actually having one of these on a plate in front of you with a vinegary salad and a glass of wine. So all I can do is hope you will try this Easy Pastry Dough, and make sure to double wrap up half for a later date.

Oh, and this pastry would be just beautiful for brunch creations!

Savory Cabbage Filling
1 1/2 Cups Cabbage-chopped
1 Organic Carrot-shredded
1-2 Garlic Cloves-chopped
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Onion Powder
Black Pepper to your liking
1 Cup Low Sodium Vegetable/Chicken Broth

Bring a half tbsp. of oil to medium low heat in a sauté pan. Add the cabbage, garlic, salt, pepper, and onion powder and sauté for 4 mins stirring intermittently. Add the broth & carrot and bring to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low for at least 5-6 min. Take off the heat and allow to cool.
Once cooled, place drained cabbage inside pastry (pastry should already be on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper). Fold pastry to desired shape and use a fork to press sides together. Brush with egg wash. Bake as instructed here...

*To my Vegan Lovelies-now that this batch is gone, I will be trying a vegan version of this enchanting pastry dough soon!


  1. Oh I would definitely take more stuffing in a pastry than a perfectly looking pastry with not enough stuffing any day ;-)
    I'm not much of a baker but your recipes are really tempting. I really should bake more cause it makes the house smell so lovely and I'm sure my kiddies would enjoy fresh baked goodies. Thank you for you kind, sweet comments on my blog as always. Have a marvelous weekend!

  2. Oh my that looks delish! Great use of the dough. And the filling sounds so good and healthy -- I love cabbage! By the way, I am Ms Meanie, not M.S. :) Not sure what M.S. is anyway!

  3. These would make great appetizers for a cocktail party! I'm interested in the vegan version.

  4. Yes they do look delicious, golden to perfection and light stuffing!

  5. Nice-looking pastry. Your recipes are so low-fat and healthful. Too bad I can't loose my extra 8 lbs just by looking! :)

  6. I adore cabbage and in pastry...wow you really love me to share this recipe..thanks!


  7. I think I'll give these a whirl. GREG

  8. Oh, I'm in love! A savory pastry, and it looks absolutely beautiful! I was hoping to do either a pastry or a bread this weekend...you're inspiring me!

  9. Woww, my mouth waters !!!!!!!!!!! I will try this dough as soon as I can...it looks so flaky, savoury !!
    Great photos !!!

  10. gorgeous dough!! Just found your blog and I'm so excited I did!
    -Mini B.

  11. Oh my....could this dough get anymore enchanted....he he!.....wholly yumm!


  12. That really does look like a fantastically simple and interesting dough recipe, Stella. I don't think I've ever seen one that includes yogurt and I'm very curious to try it out. Glad that you used it again in this post. I don't think I gave it proper attention in the post where it originally appeared--shame on me! ;)
    You are a really creative and adventurous cook/baker! I love seeing what you come up with.

    Jane :)

  13. Great idea Stella
    I think I would try it with the savory filling first!

  14. I love puff pastry! the filling looks delicious

  15. Mmmm...I love these bites. The vegetarian fillings look great.

  16. Your turnovers look delicious. More impressive that the dough was still really good after a week in the refrigerator. I realy like guava and the idea of combining it with pineaple is a good one.
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. This looks like a wonderful savory turnover, the dough is nice and flakey, and the filling looks oh so good!

  18. Ok. So I had no idea what these were when they were served to me, but I LOVED them. Who would have thought that cabbage could be SO delicious? What an enchanting treat. The Kitchen Witch is truly mAgIcAl!

  19. Well, I made these but I improvised. But since Stella is coming to see me, she can straighten me out. They were good, but my substitutes were I used soygurt and I probably didn't do my dough quite right. More later.

  20. Hey I missed out on so many of yor delish posts. Love this one, reminds me of home - cabbage pastries my mum used to make for us when we were kids - yums!

  21. cabbage fillings sounds great! I would usually see this filling in spring rolls but in a puff pastry...a first for me :)

  22. I found it!!! I love anything wrapped in dough and baked. Can't wait to give it a go.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner

  23. thank you for the post. this is very healthy and looks so yummy. i'll try this on my rest day. hope to read more delightful food from you.


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