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Chocolate-Apricot Filled Flakies

Chocolate-Apricot Filled Flakies Recipe

A little taste of heaven


For the filling:

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

1/2 cup apricot preserves

For the dough:

1/2 cup milk

3 cups flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup shortening, cold

1 package active dry yeast

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 F.
Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot
water and
melt. Stir in apricot preserves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Scald the
milk and=
allow to cool until lukewarm.
Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the shortening
the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the yeast to the warm milk. Stir milk,
egg, and
lemon zest into the flour mixture. Divide into four parts.
Sprinkle powdered
sugar lightly
onto work surface. Turn out one portion of dough onto work surface, sprinkle
lightly with powdered sugar and roll to 1/8" thickness. Cut into rounds
with 2 1/2"
diameter round cutter. Place 1/2 teaspoon filling in the center of each round
and fold
over. Seal edges. Bake 12-15 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar.
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