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VIDEO: Duck Breast Pastry Pockets

Who will you make these elegant duck pastry pockets for? 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole duck breast
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 3-4 slices ham
  • 3-4  tbsp raspberry jam
  • 3- 4 slices Muenster cheese

Method

  1. Fry the duck breast in a pan until medium rare (or your preference) and browned on the outside.
  2. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry, and layer the ham slices  in the middle.
  3. Spread the raspberry jam over the ham slices, and follow with the Muenster cheese, and the duck breast.
  4. Moisten the sides of the pastry with water, then fold to enclose the duck. 
  5. Brush the pastry with the egg yolk, then score lightly with a knife. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 464°F (until the cheese is melted and the pastry is golden brown)
  7. Serve, and enjoy! 

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  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine, soft
  • 1/2 cup vegetable lard
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red food coloring
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  • 1/2 cup sugar, garnish
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  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 box candy canes, crushed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
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These bars were a staple at my work for Christmas 2013

  • Base:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • Topping:
  • 8 ounces chocolate (dark, semisweet or milk)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes
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In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling

  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 4 small peppermint candy canes
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Oven 375. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, conf sugar, egg, and flavorings

  • ½ c butter soft
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup conf. Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red and green food coloring
  • ½ cup sugar
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