BANKETSTAAF (DUTCH CHRISTMAS LOG)

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This easy Dutch Christmas Log is a must-try recipe for the holidays! Flaky puff pastry is stuffed with a mixture of sweet almond paste and orange zest, rolled into a log and baked until crispy perfection.

Ingredients
  • 14 oz sheet puff pastry defrosted
  • 10 oz almond paste
  • 1 orange zested
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 3 tbsp flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven 425 F and cover a rectangular baking sheet with a parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a large rectangle, 2 inches shorter than the length of your baking sheet.
  3. Cut the pastry in half lengthwise.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the almond paste with the 
orange zest and knead until blended*. (See the notes regarding the almond paste)
  5. Divide almond paste into 2 even pieces and roll each peace into a log approximately 1 inch shorter than the length of puff pastry.
  6. Place one almond log on one half of puff pastry. Brush the sides of the pastry with a beaten egg.
  7. Fold 2 shorter ends of the pastry to cover the almond log. Fold 2 longer ends over the almond log and flip the log so that the seam was at the bottom.
  8. Repeat with the 2 second sheet of puff pastry.
  9. Transfer the logs onto a prepared baking sheet, brush with the beaten egg and bake for about 25 minutes until slightly brown on top.
  10. Meanwhile put apricot jam in a microwave-safe dish and heat for about 20-30 seconds until jam is runny.
  11. Brush baked logs with the apricot jam, sprinkle with sliced almonds and dust with confectioners sugar.
  12. Serve with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

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