Banket {Almond Roll}

by Megan on March 9, 2010

I’m a bit Dutch. That directly relates to me choosing the Netherlands for my 6th grade project. We could choose any country. My mom made Banket for me to set out for people to taste what the Dutch are all about. So there you go.

Banket---Sliced

We only got this on special occasions in my family. We tried to keep it real.

Banket-Almond-Filling

A rich almond center + a flakey crust = a dreamy almond-y pastry.

Banket---Prebaking

What I’m trying to say is:
WoodenShoe

Banket {makes four 12-inch rolls}
Recipe from Eet Smakelijk (Cookbook title means “Eat-Tasty”. Cute, eh?)

Ingredients:

filling + glaze –

  • 1 cup almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

crust –

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 1/4 cup water + 1 T if needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place almond paste, sugar, egg, egg yolk and corn starch in a medium bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Make crust. Cut cold butter into flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Use a pastry blender, fork or your hands. Add 1/4 cup water and stir toughly with a wooden spoon until barely any loose flour remains. If it’s still too dry drizzle in an additional tablespoon of water and stir  again. Press together and place onto a floured surface. Divide into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long rectangle about 4 inches wide and 13 inches long. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  3. Make filling. Using an electric mixer beat the almond paste, sugar, egg, egg yolk and corn starch until mixed thoroughly. Pipe a dime width cylinder of filling down the center of each rectangle of dough leaving an inch at each end. Fold over the ends followed by the long sides, moistening one side to seal before pressing together.
  4. Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Prick holes on top with a fork and brush with a beaten egg white.
  5. Bake for 14 minutes at 400°F. Turn the temperature down to 325°F and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until light brown and flakey.
  6. Slice into small rectangles and enjoy at least 3 right away.

DutchGirl

Just a casual young Dutch lady.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Sally March 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

Any idea how much was in that tub from the country store? I want to make this…oh my stars it looks so good!

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Megan (megabite) March 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

I don’t know… I think they varied with how much was in there.

You could always make a half recipe, although using half an egg might be tricky.

I found that the teeny can I bought of the almond paste was a cup somehow! So measure it out, it might be the right amount!

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Lora March 15, 2010 at 3:58 am

Think they have almond paste at a regular grocery store? I really want to make this!

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Megan (megabite) March 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

Probably Lora. I got some in a teeny can that somehow contained exactly 1 cup! It was maybe $6 though. Pocket change, right? 🙂

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Shanna January 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I have been wanting this for so long!! I’m not Dutch, but grew up in SW Michigan and would have this at friends’ houses on special occasions.
I’m going to make this TODAY!

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