A Tray Of Delicious Poli made with Pastry
This recipe for poli uses a pastry that is flaky and delicious. It is filled with the same rich, yummy filling as the previous poli recipe. This version is one that I really, really like and is popular with my family.
The traditional polis are deep fried. The advantage of this poli is that it is baked, but it does use 8oz. or 250g. of butter. If you make poli on special occasions, try this version the next time. The filling remains the same, just the pastry is different.
Most likely you will have an excess of the poli mix for the amount of pastry that is suggested. You can just put the extra mix into zip lock bags and store them in the freezer. The next time around all you have to do is make this quick pastry.
When baking, remove poli when they turn a light cream-golden color. This is when you get the best results as the filling does not dry out. It is really scrumptious
I recommend using substitute ingredients for butter, sugar, cream & condensed milk, that may be more suitable for certain health conditions.
You will need a rolling pin & a board to roll dough.
Close up of polis
Pastry rolled and cut into discs, ready to be filled with poli mixture
The pastry is rolled. Cutting the discs will follow. Be generous with flour as it helps to manipulate the dough
The first stage of making the pastry
Please note that if you bake this until the pastry is brown, the sugar caramelizes and hardens the filling. So ensure that it is just a cream color-very light fawn color. You will also see some sugar sizzling in the baking dish. This means that it is done. When you see this, switch off the heat and leave in the oven for about 2-3 minutes if it is still a very light color. Then remove from oven.
I hope you enjoy using this recipe. I have used this pastry several times and it does work really well. Since the dough itself has no sweet ingredient, you can use this pastry for a number of pies.
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