Chinese Beans (Pastries)

  • 2 cup Cooked Idaho red or pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1-1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 6 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Egg yolk; beaten with 2 Tbsp water image placeholder

For filling, mash and strain beans. Combine with sugar; and 1/4 teaspoon salt, butter and milk Cook, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cool For pastry, sift flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Cut in shortening. Add warm water to form ball. Divide Into 8 parts. Roll each Into a 4 inch square. Top with mound of bean filling. Fold in all corners and seal. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with egg yolk mixture. Bake at 425° F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Servings: 8 pastries
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member