Date-almond Fried Pastries
Author/Submitted by: Jo Anne Merrill
Pies & Pastries
Crescent Dinner Rolls*,
* 8-ounce tube of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls.
Combine dates, water, sugar and salt; simmer until thick, stirring
frequently. Cool and stir in the almonds. Open package of rolls and
carefully unroll half without separating at perforations. Place unrolled
dough on lightly floured board. Fold one rectangle of dough over the
other, so that perforations are in opposite directions. Roll dough to a
very thin rectangle, 7 x 14 inches. Cut in half, then cut each half into
four 3-1/2 inch squares.
Place a rounded teaspoon of filling on each square. Moisten edges of
dough; fold dough in half over filling and shape into crescent. Repeat
with second half of package.
Beat egg yolk lightly with water. Brush over pastries; sprinkle with
sesame seeds. Heat shortening to 360 degrees. Fry pastries a few at a time
for about 4 minutes, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels. Serve
Yield: 16 pastries