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Bonquet

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mindygreengenes

"Can also be spelled 'bonket' or 'banket.' An old Dutch recipe that my Great Grandma shared with me. A very flaky crust, like phyllo dough, and an almond paste center."
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Ingredients

8 h 45 m servings 257 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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Directions

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  1. Place flour in a large bowl. Cut in margarine with 2 forks or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until flour mixture is moistened and sticks together when squeezed. Split dough into 3 portions, sealing each in plastic wrap.
  2. Shred almond paste into a bowl using a grater. Add 1/2 cup sugar, egg, and egg yolk; mix well. Cover almond filling with plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough and almond filling, 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll each portion of dough onto a floured work surface into a 4x12-inch crust. Lay crusts on the prepared sheet. Spread a strip of almond filling onto the center of each crust. Fold each side toward the center and pinch ends to seal in the filling. Flip bonquets over, folded side-down.
  5. Poke holes down the middle of each bonquet, 2 inches apart. Beat egg white in a small bowl; brush over bonquets. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons sugar on top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); continue baking until golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Keep the dough you aren't working on in the fridge until you are ready to roll it.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 257 calories; 15.9 g fat; 25.6 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 142 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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