Delicious Christmas - Letterbanket

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 2 cups marzipan
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • Coarse or pearl sugar, for decorating
  • mixing bowl

Cooking Instructions :
  • Cut butter into flour using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Stir in ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until dough can be formed into a ball.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and let stand for about 30 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 400 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking liner.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll out to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut into strips about 2-1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long.
  • Roll marzipan into thin snakes about 1-1/4 inches in diameter.
  • Place on the strips of dough and fold the dough over the filling, sealing the edges with water. Place on prepared baking sheets and bend the rolls into letters.
  • Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with decorating sugar.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until dough is golden brown and crisp.
  • Allow to cool thoroughly before removing from baking sheets.

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