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Cream Cheese Pastry for Turnovers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp milk

Preparation:

Mix butter, cream cheese, salt and flour to form soft dough. Chill overnight.

Break off part of dough (keeping remainder chilled until time to roll it out) and roll it paper thin on a floured surface. With cookie cutter cut into 2 or 3-inch circles and fill with one of the following fillings.

When ready to bake, brush tops with egg yolk, beaten with the milk. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes. The unbaked pastries may be frozen and baked frozen or thawed slightly.

Mushroom Turnovers Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lbs fresh mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Pastry

Preparation:

Sauté mushrooms in butter with the onion until limp. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and lemon juice. Blend in flour until smooth and slightly thickened. Stir in sour cream and dill weed. Cool filling. Place scant tsp of filling on one side of pastry round. Fold over and crimp edges with fork tines. Bake according to pastry instructions.

Yields 4 dozen.

Old California Empanaditos Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
  • Dash of oregano
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles, blotted dry
  • 1/2 recipe Cream Cheese Pastry

Preparation:

Mix filling ingredients thoroughly. Place small amount on one side of a 2- or 3-inch pastry round. Fold over and crimp edges with fork tines. Bake according to pastry instructions.

Yields 2 dozen

Pork Ginger Roll Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs ground lean pork
  • 1/2 cup flaked crab meat or finely chopped shrimp
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Pastry

Preparation:

Cook pork until whitish but not dry. Mix with other filling ingredients and cool. Roll pastry into four 12 x 9-inch rectangles. Spread each with 1/4 filling and roll up, beginning with long side. Moisten to seal edges. Chill. Bake on ungreased baking sheet 30 to 35 minutes at 375° F. Cool slightly. Cut into 1-inch slices to serve.

Yields 4 dozen slices

Shrimp Tartlets Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mashed cooked shrimp
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 recipe Cream Cheese Pastry

Preparation:

Mix filling ingredients well. Place small amount on side of a 2- or 3-inch pastry round. Fold over and crimp edges with fork tines. Chill 1 hour, then bake according to pastry instructions.

Yields 2 dozen.

Spicy Empanadas Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs ground lean beef
  • 1 - 1 1/2 oz. package spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheese
  • 1 1/2 recipes Cream Cheese Pastry

Preparation:

Brown beef. Stir in next 5 ingredients. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Cool mixture. Place small amount on one side of 2- or 3-inch pastry round and bake according to pastry instructions.

Servings: 6 dozen
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