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salt-cake-veggie-filled-pastry recipe

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 12:45:44 -0700
From: The O'Briens (obfam@hardynet.com)

I just returned from a three-week trip in northern Italy (a
fabulous place, let me tell you), and I stayed with a family during two of
those three weeks.  This was served twice; once for lunch (a BIG meal for
Italians!) and then once as a second course of dinner.  I really liked it,
but it was made with a flaky pastry which I shudder to think of the fat/oil
in that, plus they used a vegetable that I am unfamiliar with.  So I came
home and made my own version of this veggie-filled pastry, called "salt
cake".  (Don't know where it gets its name.) 

I just made it for my family with dinner last night and they really liked

I made up my own dough to wrap this in, which some of you may find very
bland.  I enjoy it though!  :)  I used 2 cups flour, 1/4 lite salt, 1/2
tsp. sugar sweetner, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2-3/4 tsp. baking powder
mixed with just enough water to make it into a dough.  Then I rolled it out
into a flat square and filled the middle; then I wrapped up the ends and

Salt Cake or Veggie-filled-pastry


--Bread dough, flour dough (what I used), "flake-y  pastry" (what my
Italian family said they used), or   some type of dough to wrap the veggies in
--1 can french-style green beans
--1/4 cup egg beaters
--3 slices FF Mozzerella cheese (Kraft makes the singles)
--1 can mushroom pieces
--1 egg white

--1/2 cup chopped tomato
--1/2 chopped onion
--1/2 chopped pepper


Make dough; roll out into a large, thin square.  Spread green beans in the
middle.  Drizzle the 1/4 cup egg beaters throughout the green beans.  Break
cheese slices into little pieces; place around on top of the beans and egg.
 Place mushroom pieces on top of that; add any other ingredients you'd
like.  Pull sides of dough up to cover your veggie-filling, tucking/folding
edges to enclose it.  Beat egg white; brush top of pastry with it.  (Makes
it nice and golden brown after baking.)  Bake at 350 degrees for a
half-hour.  (Check 20-25 mins. though, just to make sure it doesn't get too
brown.)  Sprinkle with FF parmesean cheese, parsley, and/or garlic.  Enjoy!

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