Baked items made with laminated dough are a deal with fairly often relegated to gatherings and holidays.  Laminated dough has been a little bit of a nemesis for me and I have a tendency to stay to tough puff.  That is completely superb although!  Tough puff works a deal with for therefore many issues.  So for our BreakBakers problem to make use of laminated dough, I made a decision on a pleasant little appetizer with my favourite tough puff.

These are a easy little deal with, not too candy, simply wealthy and satisfying.  They actually do profit from that tiny drizzle or dusting of candy on high although!  (Hubby determined that he fairly favored them with slightly jam on high.)  Brie cheese within the states is just not as flavorful as what is out there in Europe, so I collect.  That is evidently on account of using pasteurized milk relatively than the uncooked milk used to tradition the cheese in France.  For that reason, I do suggest ensuring to make use of all the superbly edible rind for probably the most taste potential if utilizing American Brie.  Brie is supposed to be eaten together with the rind anyway however I will not decide people who trim it off.  Simply do not ever scoop out the middle of Brie from a cheese board. 

The dough recipe will make sufficient for 2 full sheets of pastry, double the filling if you wish to use them each, or freeze the additional sheet for one more time.  You may in fact use retailer purchased puff pastry in a pinch.

Cranberry Brie Appetizer Pinwheels
makes 12-14

(Makes 2 sheets, sufficient for 2 batches of appetizers)

3 cups (15 oz) all function flour
1 tbsp sugar
2¼ tsp immediate yeast
¾ tsp salt
20 tbsp (1¼ cups or 2½ sticks) unsalted butter, reduce into ¼-in slices and chilled
1 cup bitter cream, chilly
¼ cup orange juice, chilly
3 tbsp ice water
1 giant egg yolk

(this quantity will fill one sheet of the pastry, double for each sheets)
(Makes 12, double for twenty-four) 

3 tbsp butter, melted, divided
4 oz Brie cheese, diced
¾ cup dried cranberries, chopped
½ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tbsp honey or golden syrup

honey or golden syrup for drizzling, or powdered sugar for dusting

For the pastry dough:

(Will be made upfront and frozen in a block or rolled out and rolled up in parchment and sealed, then frozen.)

flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a big (gallon dimension) zip high bag. Add
butter to bag and seal. Shake bag to coat butter. Press all of the air
out of the bag and seal.  Gently pound everywhere in the bag to flatten all
the chunks of butter.  Flip the bag over and repeat.  Watch out to not
pound too laborious near the seal simply in case it pops open.  Switch
flour combination to a big bowl. Toss the flour and butter items and
sheet any lumpy items together with your fingers.  Mix bitter cream, juice,
water and yolk in a 2-cup glass measure and blend to mix. Stir and fold into flour combination till mixed.

Flip the shaggy dough onto a floured counter and pat right into a tough
rectangle.  Utilizing a bench scraper, deliver up the edges and fold into the
center a pair instances on all sides, urgent down between folds.  Knead
briefly to kind a cohesive combination. Roll the dough out right into a 20×12-in
rectangle. Beginning at a brief edge, roll the dough up into a good
cylinder. Flatten the roll by patting right into a 12×4-in slab. Switch to
a parchment lined baking sheet and canopy with plastic wrap. Freeze for
quarter-hour.  Take away dough from freezer and place on frivolously floured
counter. Roll into two 12-inch squares, or 12½-inch circles.  (The dough could also be rolled up in parchment and frozen at this level.)  


To make the pinwheels:

Preheat the oven to 375˚F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.  (If the pastry has been frozen, thaw lined at room temperature for 40 minutes.)  Unroll a sheet of pastry onto a clear and frivolously floured work floor.  Brush the floor with a couple of tablespoon of melted butter.  Sprinkle and prepare the diced brie, cranberries, and nuts evenly over the pastry.  Drizzle the honey or golden syrup over the cheese, cranberries, and nuts.  



From an extended facet, roll the pastry up as tightly as potential, as for cinnamon rolls.  Brush the roll with the remainder of the melted butter. Utilizing a pointy knife, reduce it into 12-14 pinwheels.  



Switch the pinwheels to the baking sheet, flattening them simply barely.  


Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, till the cheese is melted and the pastry is golden brown.  Take away to a cooling rack for a pair minutes.  Whereas the pinwheels are nonetheless heat, drizzle with slightly honey or golden syrup, or mud with slightly powdered sugar, and luxuriate in.

Remember to take a look at the remainder of our laminated recipes this month:

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