Yeast pasty dough

Yield: 30 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Warm water
1 tablespoon Active dry yeast
½ teaspoon Sugar
⅓ cup Plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1½ teaspoon Salt
2 cups Whole wheat flour
2½ cup White flour
1 \N Egg, beaten
1 tablespoon Milk (or cream or water)

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Dissolve yeast and sugar in ½ cup of the warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes until bubbly. Then stir in remaining warm water ⅓ cup olive oil, salt and whole-wheat flour. Mix well.

Stir in 2 cups white flour and as much of the rest as needed to make a soft dough. Knead well. Oil the sides of a large bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Put the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Let rise until doubled, 1 hour. Punch dough down and let sit for 10 minutes.

Roll dough into 20 x 24-inch rectangle and cut into 4 x 4-inch squares. Fill with the salmon-rice or other desired filling. Fold over and seal. Trim excess pastry and decorate top of turnover. Let rise for 10 minutes. Mix egg and milk (or cream or water) to make an egg wash and brush it on top of the turnover. Bake in a 400F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.

Makes 30 pasties.

From the San Francisco Chronicle, 8/10/88.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; November 11 1992.

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