Rafioli

Rafioli

Sweets from Trogir

By
From
Dalmatia
Serves
8

Trogir is one of the pearls of the Adriatic. It’s an enchanting medieval town built on a small island. I love to visit Trogir every time I go back home to Split. Its small, narrow streets, constructed from white marble, are dotted with eateries we call ‘konoba’ in Dalmatia. They offer fresh fish and good Dalmatian wine. You can also find some great rafioli there to finish your meal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 egg
50g caster sugar, for sprinkling

Dough

Quantity Ingredient
700g plain flour
6 egg yolks
200g butter
100g caster sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
200ml milk
zest of 1 orange

Filling

Quantity Ingredient
500g roasted almonds, finely chopped
500g caster sugar
zest of 1/2 lemon
zest of 1/2 orange
1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
100g butter
100g lard
50g dark chocolate, grated
50ml dark rum
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
50ml maraschino liqueur
6 egg whites

Method

  1. Mix the dough ingredients together in a large bowl until you have a nice, smooth, compact dough. Rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. For the filling, put all the ingredients, except the egg whites, in a bowl and mix together well.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the filling mixture.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and, on a floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 2 mm. Using a 6 cm cookie cutter or a glass, cut out rounds from the dough. Re-roll the excess dough and cut again.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and, on a floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 2 mm. Using a 6 cm cookie cutter or a glass, cut out rounds from the dough. Re-roll the excess dough and cut again.
  6. Preheat the oven to 165°C.
  7. Whisk the egg and, using a pastry brush, cover the rafioli with the egg wash, then sprinkle with the caster sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. They will keep for a few weeks in an airtight container.
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