How to Bake 'Baby Jesus Pillows' Buccellatini 🇮🇹

I love the name in English 'baby Jesus pillows'. So appropriate for Christmas. And it is a Sicilian Christmas tradition. They are filled with figs and walnuts flavored spices and Sicilian oranges 🎄

How to Bake 'Baby Jesus Pillows' Buccellatini 🇮🇹 Recipe
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Flour250g + 85g butter + sugar 100g + 200ml milk + 2 medium eggs.  And 1tsp salt + 2 tsp baking powder

Flour250g + 85g butter + sugar 100g + 200ml milk + 2 medium eggs. And 1tsp salt + 2 tsp baking powder

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Put flour, salt, baking powder in a food processor. Few pulses to mix. Add sugar and pulse. Add butter. Pulse and while the machine turning add the 2 eggs the the milk. You might not need all milk

Put flour, salt, baking powder in a food processor. Few pulses to mix. Add sugar and pulse. Add butter. Pulse and while the machine turning add the 2 eggs the the milk. You might not need all milk

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Add sugar and pulse

Add sugar and pulse

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Add butter.  pulse

Add butter. pulse

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Mix the eggs and milk. Add to flour mixture while processor is on

Mix the eggs and milk. Add to flour mixture while processor is on

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This is the dough soft and very sticky. But no worry it will b easy to work it

This is the dough soft and very sticky. But no worry it will b easy to work it

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Put in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hrs or more. Overnight will b best

Put in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hrs or more. Overnight will b best

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Make a circle or

Make a circle or

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Square.

Square.

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The filling:. Dried figs 250g, cranberries or sultanas 100 g, walnuts 100g, Marsala wine or grand mariner 100g or? orange zest and juice 100g spices: cinnamon 1tsp, cloves 1/2 tsp, anis 1tsp

The filling:. Dried figs 250g, cranberries or sultanas 100 g, walnuts 100g, Marsala wine or grand mariner 100g or? orange zest and juice 100g spices: cinnamon 1tsp, cloves 1/2 tsp, anis 1tsp

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In the food processor, chop the figs and walnuts. Transfer to a bowl add the cranberries, the Marsala wine, the orange juice + the zest, the spices. Mix and let soak for few hours. Best overnight

In the food processor, chop the figs and walnuts. Transfer to a bowl add the cranberries, the Marsala wine, the orange juice + the zest, the spices. Mix and let soak for few hours. Best overnight

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Add walnuts

Add walnuts

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Put in a bowl. Add the liquor and orange juice

Put in a bowl. Add the liquor and orange juice

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Leave to soak 6 hrs++*

Leave to soak 6 hrs++*

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This is optional but I find it helps to absorb the extra liquid from the filling. So with a wire strainer. Sift the corn starch over the filling

This is optional but I find it helps to absorb the extra liquid from the filling. So with a wire strainer. Sift the corn starch over the filling

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After six hrs. I cut the dough into 4 . Work with one quarter and put back the rest in the fridge

After six hrs. I cut the dough into 4 . Work with one quarter and put back the rest in the fridge

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The dough is very sticky but with flour dusting it is perfect and easy to work  with. Spread the quarter cut into rectangles.

The dough is very sticky but with flour dusting it is perfect and easy to work with. Spread the quarter cut into rectangles.

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Put 1 tsp of filling like above

Put 1 tsp of filling like above

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Fold over and close with a fork

Fold over and close with a fork

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Put on a non stick baking tray. It doesn't need greasing

Put on a non stick baking tray. It doesn't need greasing

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Bake 20 mins in a preheated oven170C

Bake 20 mins in a preheated oven170C

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I made some 1/2 moon

I made some 1/2 moon

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Out of the oven dust with icing sugar

Out of the oven dust with icing sugar

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Ingredients

Dough 
450 Grams Flour 
2 Teaspoons Baking powder /1 envelope 
85 Inches Butter 
100 Grams Sugar 
200 Milliliters Milk 
2 Eggs 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
Filling 
250 Grams Dried figs 
100 Grams Oarnge juice & zest 
100 Grams Marsala 
100 Grams Walnuts 
100 Grams Raisins or sultanas or?? 
Spices  
Cinnamon, anis, cloves 
2 Tablespoons Honey 
20 Grams Corn starch 
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