Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Adopted from the RecipeZaar account. I haven't made these yet. A italian flacky pastry that resembles a lobsters tail.
- Combine flours, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well. Add butter, cutting it into the dough until blended. Slowly add water.
- Knead until firm.
- Form into a ball, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add milk.
- Bring to a boil and slowly add semolina flour. Stir constantly so as to avoid lumps.
- Simmer three to four minutes, remove from the heat, pour into a bowl and allow to cool.
- After five minutes add ricotta (which has been passed through a sieve), egg, sugar, candied fruit, and sugar to semolina. Beat well. Set aside.
- Remove dough from refrigerator. Divided it into two equal parts.
- Place on a dusted pastry board and roll with a rolling pin into an 18 inch square.
- It will become very, very, thin. Brush the thin pastry with butter.
- Begin at one end and roll it like a jelly roll. Cut the roll into a number of 3-4 inch pieces.
- Pick up one piece of the dough in your hand.
- Press your thumb in the center of the pastry and push it down to form a hole like a cup. Fill the cup with 2 tablespoons of filling. Fold the cup until the open edges touch. Gently press the edges together to seal the pastry.
- Set it inches front of you. Gently pull out the sides of the front to form a shell. Brush the top with beaten egg yolk. Repeat above until all pastry and filling are used.
- Preheat over to 425 degrees.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Place the shells on the paper and bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
- Let the pastry cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes. It will harden a bit. Then place on a rack.
- When ready to serve and completely cool, sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
These are NOT Lobster Tails... These are Sfogliatelle. The filling is baked into the pastry shell. Lobster tails have the cream put in them AFTER the shell is baked. The pastry shell is the same but they filling is done differently.
They were not what I was looking for. I was expecting the shell to be crispy and crunchy and the filling to be like the inside of a cream puff (because this is what I had seen on tv) but instead they were like a sweet scone or biscuit. The filling was not creamy more like a dough.I think these would be perfect for breakfast with a little jam on top. I still liked them but they weren't what I was looking for.
I really enjoyed making this recipe. It was easy and fun. I would recommend that when you make this recipe you half the recipe for the filling or quater it. I had a lot of filling left over that i am freezing until I make more dough. I added a lot more sugar to the filling because I thought it would not be sweet enough as is. I also replaced the plain skim milk with one and a half cups of whipped cream and one and half cups of skim milk. Other than having too much filling I loved this recipe. I will be making more of these in the future.