Pastries with fresh Pecorino Toscano PDO
Ingredients per 6 persons
- 260 g of fresh Pecorino Toscano,
- 120 g of ricotta cheese,
- 120 g of sugar,
- 400 g of bran,
- 2 eggs,
- 40 g of butter,
- a sprinkle of saffron,
- 1 lemon,
- 1 orange,
- salt to taste,
- acacia honey.
Spread 300 g of bran on a counter, placing a pinch of salt, the softened butter in dices and a few tablespoons of lukewarm water in the middle. Knead the ingredients until you have a soft dough and, if necessary, add some more water.
Grate the Pecorino Toscano and the orange and lemon peel; put them inside a terrine, add the ricotta cheese, the eggs, the suga and the left-over bran, and knead them until you have a uniform mixture.
Apply the dough on a thin puff pastry and with a toothed dough-cutter 10 cm wide, cut the dough into discs. Spread a spoonful of filling in the middle of each disc, fold the edge of the dough upward and pinch it in five points.
Bake in an oven at 160 °C for 15 minutes. Let it cool and then serve the pastries with some acacia honey.