Sunday, December 30, 2012

Five-sided Christmas Star Pastries

This is my version of a julstjärna, a traditional scandinavian Christmas pastry, which always has four arms. I wanted to expand the concept a bit.

Here is how to make it! The traditional four-sided julstjärna is made from a square piece of dough, so our five-sided ones are made from pentagons. A pentagon is of course a much less optimal shape for cutting up the dough sheet, but this is compensated for by the sublime beauty of the finished product!

Cut from each corner towards the middle, add a blob of plum jam. Fold one corner from each flap over the middle of the pastry. Adding some water to the surface as glue, squeeze until the folded corners stick together.

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