Asparagus Spear and Pork Pastries

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Asparagus Spear and Pork Pastries
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Health Score:
6,8 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 50 min.
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Ingredients

for
12
For the pastry
1 cup Quark
4 tablespoons cream
2 eggs
8 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
all-purpose flour (for the work surface)
For the topping
12 spears green Asparagus (lower third peeled, halved diagonally)
12 spears white Asparagus (peeled, halved diagonally)
1 cup soft Cheese
1 cup Chorizo (diced)
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Preparation steps

1.
Mix together the quark, cream, eggs, oil and 1 tsp salt. Add the flour and the baking powder and knead into a smooth, pliable pastry. Cover and leave to chill in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
2.
Cook the white asparagus in salt water for 10 minutes and the green asparagus for 5 minutes. Drain and leave to cool.
3.
Heat the oven to 200°C (180°C in a fan oven), 400°F, gas 6 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
4.
Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface approx. 0.5 cm thick. Cut into 8 rectangles (each approx. 14 x 6 cm) and place on the prepared baking tray.
5.
Top with the cheese and top with half a green asparagus spear and half a white asparagus spear. Sprinkle with the chorizo, season with ground black pepper and bake for around 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.