Strawberry Almond Foldovers is an interesting recipe, just as its name suggests, in that the dough of these foldovers is salty while the filling is sweet, hence resulting in a perfect combination of sweet and salty. The dough is also quite different than the others that I have tried since it has cream cheese in it. When baked, the cream cheese gives the foldovers a unique smell, which reminds one of bakery items.
This recipe serves as a perfect compliment with a cup of tea or coffee and can be baked and stored in airtight containers. Also, for people with diabetes, this can be a good recipe as the dough of these foldovers is salty and the strawberry jam filling can be replaced with sugar-free jams that are easily available in markets.
Try out this one and I guarantee you that you will give it a permanent place in your list of hi-tea items. Oh and one last thing, I have adapted this recipe from Shireen Anwar's program Masala Mornings. Enjoy!
Avg. 4/51 vote
Goes Well With: tea
Flour 2 cups
Cream cheese (spreadable) 200 gms
Butter 200 gms
Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
Strawberry jam 8-10 tbsp
Flaked almonds as needed
Egg white (beaten) 1
Sugar (granulated) for sprinkle
In a mixing bowl, add butter, cream cheese, flour & essence and beat on low speed (for 2-3 minutes) till the dough resembles bread crumbs; do not over-beat.
Mix with hands till the dough is smooth; if it is too soft, add little flour.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Lightly flour a clean surface and roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut rounds with a cookie cutter.
Put approx. 1 tsp jam in the center and fold to form a semi-circle.
Brush with egg white on top, put almond flakes and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake at 190C for 15 minutes or till golden brown.
If the dough is too soft to roll, add flour and roll again.
Do not fill too much jam in the center; otherwise it may leak out during baking.