How to make it

  • Sift flour and salt and turn into bowl.
  • Rub the shortening with fingers .
  • Add enough water just enough to hold the mixture together like noodle dough and continue to knead .
  • Make balls and chill for 30 minutes .
  • Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough very thin until you form a square about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 3 large evenly sized rectangles .
  • Using a brush, spread melted shortening generously and evenly over one strip, top with second strip and spread with shortening.
  • Repeat with the third and fourth strips, separating each strip by a layer of shortening.
  • Let shortening cool and set.
  • Roll the four strips together like jelly roll, starting from shorter end.
  • Wrap in wax paper and chill 15 mins.
  • Now , cut roll into 6 pcs which will look like rolls of ribbon .
  • Now to make room for a pocket of filling .
  • On lightly floured board , place a rolling pin in the center of slice and roll out from center to left and then to right.
  • Then slice into larger and thinner oval shape.
  • Gently roll again from center toward top and then to bottom with one stroke .
  • Placed prepared oval on lightly floured board, rolled side down.
  • Repeat the same for the other too .....
  • Pre heat oven at 200 deg C .
  • Combine the ricotta , 3/4 of the sugar, 1 egg yolk and the candied citrus zest and mix until well combined .
  • Divide the filling amongst 3 dough rectangles, placing 2 tbsp of the filling in the center of each rectangle. Cover each topped rectangle with an unused piece of dough, wet the edges of dough with a little egg white and fold over filling, bringing narrow edges together to form a shell-like shape.
  • Brush each shell with melted shortening and abit the egg wash lightly over the top .
  • Bake about 15 minutes .
  • Brush more melted shortening over shells using light, gentle strokes .
  • Bake another 20 minutes at 180 deg C .
  • Brush again with shortening.
  • It will puff up to golden and will form shell layers .
  • Cool for 10 mins .
  • Dust with sugar.

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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    You did a wonderful job with this recipe. You have my 5. Have a good night....Cheryl
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  • borinda 9 years ago
    I am so impressed with your work in posting this recipe. Just beautiful.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Looks amazing...:)
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    midgelet ate it and said...
    made them before! wonderful
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    I adore these!!!!
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    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wow!!!looks baker....nice day...
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