Friday, May 11, 2012

Almond Pithivier

Pithivier (Pithiviers in French) is a round pie usually made by puff pastry.  It is said that this pastry originates from a town in France called Pithiviers.

275g frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
50g flour
egg for egg wash, lightly beaten

Filling A:
50g butter
60g sugar

Filling B:
1 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 tbsp orange juice
70g ground almond

1.  Preheat the oven at 180 degree C.  For the filling, beat A until well blended.  Add in B, mix until just combine, then add egg, flour and mix until well incorporate. 

2.  Cut out part of the puff pastry a 15cm circle as the base.  Spread filling on the base, leaving 2cm from the edge.

3.  Then cut out a 17cm circle for the top.  Brush egg on the edge of the pastry base and carefully lay the top over the filling.

4.  Seal and press the edges together with a fork, egg wash the top and line the top with the tip of a knife.

5.  Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar on top.

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