Crispy & Flaky Sweet Pastry

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Makes approx 20

This is a delightful crispy snack that literally melts in your mouth! Guaranteed that both young and old alike will LOVE this yummy treat!!

I have also included step by step instructions and pictures HERE.

Ingredients for Dough
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1 tbsp.
1/2 tsp.
baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup
water, enough to knead the dough
oil, to deep fry
Ingredients for Paste
4-5 tbsp.
rice flour
4-5 tbsp.
Extra Ingredients
1/2 - 3/4 cup
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
cadamom powder

Sift the dough and baking powder together, so that the baking powder is mixed in evenly with the flour.

Make a soft pliable dough with the AP flour, salt, ghee, adding water gradually.

Divide the dough into four equal portions.

Dust your working board generously with flour. Then roll out the dough as thin as possible. Keep this aside. Similarly roll out the other three portions also, and keep them aside.

Meanwhile, mix the rice flour and ghee in a small bowl.

Take one of the rolled out circle and spread the top evenly with the rice flour and ghee paste. Now place another portion of the rolled dough on top of this one so that they form concentric circles. It is okay if there are some edges that don’t overlap.

Now again, spread the paste on the second circle also. Repeat the same with the other portions. When you have put the fourth circle in place, finish the top with the paste.

If you run out of the rice flour-ghee paste , don’t worry, go ahead and make some more! But make sure that you smear each surface adequately with the paste. This paste will help in creating the layers when we fry them up. If you do not use enough paste, the dough will stick together and you will lose the flakiness.

Now start rolling up the dough, smoothly and tightly, so that when you are finished, you end up with a log (like a swiss-roll). Press the log lightly to make it even.

Cut the logs into 1/4th inch pieces. Now here is the most important step. When you cut the log, you will have small discs. Flatten each of these discs from the top with your index finger, then roll it out so it stretches long and thin.

Heat oil on medium heat. Have at least 3 inches of oil. Drop the flat rolled portions of the dough into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown. As they fry up, you will see the layers puffing up and separating!!

Mix together the powdered sugar and cardamom powder.

Drain the pastries on paper towels. But while they are still hot, sprinkle them with the powdered sugar mixture. This way, the hot surface will melt the sugar and it will stick better to the pastries. Let cool completely and store in airtight containers.

Enjoy!! :))



Hey Fauzia, they have turned out perfect!! I am so glad you liked them :) I am also happy that I discovered your blog, will go through your recipes now :)

Hi fauzia i tried thé chicken bread it was awesome..

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Hi, absolutely! In fact you can knead a bit of pepper or cumin powder or chilli powder in the dough itself to give it a nice spicy flavour.

hey, I made your surprise cookies and the turned out fab... I want to try these next, but iv got no rice flour, can I use plain flour instead?

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Use cornflour instead of rice flour, not plain. Or simply grind a bit of rice and use.

hi,can dis recipe be used to make like the twist crunch "vitu vya chumvi"by omitting the sugar coating????

fauzia I made these today turned out great.I made them round like khajas.

Salam! Quick question please! I am not a big fan of ghee (mostly b/c of its smell) and wanted to know if I can substitue it with oil for the paste? or anything else?

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W/Salaam, you can use butter in place of ghee. :)

Salam Fauzia. I will try this recipe sometime Insha Allah. But on a different note, I bought pastry sheets (loose sheets separated by flour dustings) instead of puff pastry, can you give me some recipe ideas to use them up?

so can i use icing sugar instead of powdered sugar?? and what is rice flour?

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Best to use powdered sugar, not icing. Rice flour is flour made from rice.

salaam Fauzi I made bubble pizza and it turned out just like the picture. Today i made fish fingers and my husband really enjoyed them.Thank you.

Wow. I just tried them today. They turned out too good.. Just waiting for my family to have them with tea.. I m sure they gonna finish in one go. :D thnx for lovely recipe.. Jazakallah

I tried these today nd they are awesome.I also enjoyed the whole procedure of these crispy pastries.Thankx alot for sharing such a nice collection with us.

Assalamu alaikum, this really turned out so well. It was really yummy. I tried this with spices, and it was awesome too.