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Savory Labna - Custard Pastries

By Rebecka Evans - At Home with Rebecka.com

I've created a savory Labne-custard pastry for my first entry in the contest utilizing Karoun Dairies Original Labne Spread & Dip. The flavors are slightly tart and deliciously creamy paired with sundried tomatoes, green onion, and a dash of Garam Masala to bring the Mediterranean flavors to the forefront. Savory labne custard is the perfect filling for puff pastry. 

The flavors are slightly tart and deliciously creamy paired with sundried tomatoes, green onion and a dash of Garam Masala to bring Mediterranean flavors to the forefront; the perfect filling for puff pastry.

PREP TIME 15 mins

COURSE Appetizer

CUISINE Indian

SERVINGS 18 pieces

INGREDIENTS

▢ 1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry

▢ ⅔ cups plus 2 tablespoons Karoun Dairies Labne

▢ 2 egg plus 1 egg yolk for brushing pasty 

▢ 2 Tablespoon Sun-dried tomato in oil, fine chopped 

▢ 2 Tablespoons Green onion, green part only, fine chopped

▢ 1 teaspoon ground, Garam Masala

▢ 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

▢ 1 teaspoon sea salt

▢ 4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

▢ zest from half a fresh lemon, about ½ teaspoon 

PREPARATION 

For The Puff Pastry (VOL-AU-VENT)

▢ Thaw puff pastry in the refrigerator over night 

▢ Place puff pastry one at a time on a floured surface and roll to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into 9 squares. Repeat when first batch is complete. Makes about 19 pieces

VOL-AU-VENT style pastry 

▢ Fold a square of pastry in half on the diagonal to make a triangle, but do not seal it. Make two cuts parallel to the sides of the triangle, about ½″ from the edge of the pastry. Unfold the pastry  – you will have two v-shaped cuts. Fold both sides over the middle, tucking one under the other.

▢ Place folded pasties on a parchment lined baking sheet. Fill each pastry "well" or hole with about 2 teaspoons custard mix. Don't over fill

▢ Beat egg yolk in a small bowl and brush over the tops of the pastries. Sprinkle pastry with sesame seeds and bake 350F. for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown

▢ Garnish with chopped chives and sprinkle with a dash of garam masala

For the Labne Custard Filling

▢ In a small bowl whisk together: egg, Karoun Labne, chopped sun-dried tomato, green onions, garam masala, zest form ½ a fresh lemon, salt and white pepper