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Letterbanket

Letterbanket Recipe

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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

Method

In a large mixing bowl, 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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