- 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup cold butter
- 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp water, very cold
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup maple sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, almonds, pecans, or other nuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
- 1/4 cup 35% cream
- In a food processor, combine the flour and salt. Add the butter and process a few seconds at a time, until you get balls the size of peas. Turn on processor and add water gradually until the dough begins to form. Add a little more water if needed. Remove dough from processor. Shape into two discs and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Place oven rack on bottom setting. Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F).
- On a floured work surface or between sheets of parchment paper, roll each disc into a square of about 25 – 30 cm (10 – 12 in).
- Using a pastry brush, spread the melted butter over the surfaces of the pastry squares, then do the same with the maple sugar. Sprinkle with the nut mixture, if using.
- Roll the two pastry squares up into cylinders. Slice cylinders into 12 – 14 rounds of equal thickness. You should get 24 – 28 rounds.
- Butter a rectangular baking dish, about 22 cm by 33 cm (9 x 13 in). Lay rounds in, flat, side by side.
- In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the maple syrup and cream. Pour mixture over the pastry rounds. Bake 55 minutes – 1 hour or until done and lightly golden.
- Let the pastries cool before removing from baking dish, but not completely cold or they may stick to the pan, making them difficult to remove without breaking.
REFRIGERATION TIME: 30 minutes
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