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February 16, 2016

Dilpasand (Puff pastry with coconut filling)

Dilpasand is a popular snack found in most of the South Indian bakeries.  Sweetened coconut & tutti frutti's are used as a filling in puff pastry sheets and baked to perfection.  And the best part is, we can recreate this amazing snack at home with minimal effort.  Perfect sweet for special occasion.

Ingredients :

  1. Puff pastry - 2 sheets
  2. Tutti frutti - 3/4 cups
  3. Sweetened coconut flakes - 1 cup
  4. Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  5. Brown sugar - little less than 1/4 cup
  6. Water - 1/4 cup
  7. Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp
  8. Melted butter - 2 tbsp

Method :

1.   Take water & brown sugar in a sauce pan and bring it to boil until sugar melts completely.  Turn off the flame.

2.   To the water add tutti fruity, fresh coconut, cardamom powder & sweetened coconut flakes.  Mix well.  

3.   Preheat the oven at 180 C.  Grease & line up the baking pan with parchment paper.

4.   Make a big circle and one small circle in the puff pastry sheet and stuff the coconut filling between the two sized pastry sheets & seal the edges.

5.   Brush the melted butter over the pastry sheets and bake it for 30 mins or until done.

Serve warm.

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