Made these baked pastry crepe for tomorrow's breakfast. Pretty simple instructions. You can vary the fillings too. The original recipe calls for lotus seed paste but I have only redbean paste so I used that.
The pastry turned out very flaky! The recipe if you want to try can be found @ Martythyme. This recipe of hers actually appeared in the Star newspaper and that was where I found her blog. Do visit her and take a look at her picture guides if you find the descriptions confusing.
Baked Lotus Seed Paste Crêpe
1¾ cups lotus seed paste (red bean is a good substitute), divided into 4 portions
Some oil and sesame seeds to garnish
¾ cup unbleached plain flour (I used AP)
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
3-4 tablespoons water
½ cup cake flour, sifted (no cake flour, so AP will have to do :P)
3 tablespoons shortening
Sift the flour and icing sugar together. Rub in the shortening, then gradually add the water until the mixture comes together (you may not need to add all the water). It will hold together but will be stiff and stringy; knead for 3-4 minutes and the dough will become smooth and elastic.
Combine the ingredients and press together into a ball. This dough will hold together but be a little powdery.
Cover both dough and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 190°C. Divide the water and oil dough into 4 portions for easy handling. Roll or press out the water dough into a disk and place the oil dough in the centre, then wrap the water dough around it to enclose and form into a ball.
Roll out the dough into a long oval, then roll into a Swiss roll. Give the dough a quarter turn and roll out lengthwise again. Make a Swiss roll again, give it another quarter turn and finally, roll out into a rough rectangle. Spread one portion of lotus paste on one half of the pastry and fold the other half over to cover the paste.
Place pastry in a baking tray. Brush oil on the top and scatter with sesame seeds, lightly pressing them into the pastry. Bake for 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden. Serve cut into bars. Enjoy!