The Cast of Characters: Sugar, Flour, Salt, Brown Sugar, Oranges, Blood Oranges, Vanilla, Mascarpone Cheese, and (not pictured) butter. Not margarine, BUTTER.
|Cube 1 stick of butter, and add it to 1.5 cups of flour, and 1/2 tsp of salt. I don't have a food processor, so I used a fork. :)|
|Here's what it should look like. I know it doesn't look much like dough at this point, but...trust me. It will.|
|See? What'd I tell ya? (This is after working it with my hands, btw.)|
|Now, take your mascarpone, add 1/4 tsp vanilla, and 2 tbsp sugar. Try not to lick the mascarpone container completely clean, and fail miserably. I know I did.|
|This is what it looks like after mixing. If you have a mixer with a whisk attachment, you can use that.|
|I formed the dough into a log, and cut off pieces to form into individual pastries.|
|The doughball, flattened and rolled out. Apologies for the blurriness!|
|Mmmmmmascarpone dollop right in the center.|
|On top of that, lay a few slices of blood and regular orange.|
original recipe has a couple of variations, such as adding almond extract, and using demerara sugar. I substituted the brown sugar, and did half with, half without.
These are great for brunch, as a snack, etc. I like mine with a bit of vanilla ice cream, or just plain. The blood oranges aren't as sweet as their more common counterparts, which I think adds a nice balance.