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Who will you make these elegant duck pastry pockets for? 


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


  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! 

Top rated German soft pretzel recipes


Easy, no-yeast recipe for creating soft pretzel bites, with yummy green olives and Parmesan cheese baked right in!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green olives (no pimentos)
  • cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • coarse salt (for sprinkling)
4/5 (7 Votes)


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Knead all of the dough ingredients until the dough is soft and not sticky (5 minutes)

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp Bourbon Smoked Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • Topping ingredients
  • 1 TBS baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • 4 TBS unsalted butter
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4.1/5 (9 Votes)


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Yummy! Who loves salty, chewy, soft and delicious pretzels?! I sure do! With that being said, check out this super ...

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • 3 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Coarse sea salt (kosher salt will work, too)
1.5/5 (2 Votes)

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