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Phew, just in the nick of time!  I almost missed this month’s Daring Bakers Challenge.  I was online last night and looked at the top and realized it was April 26.  Fortunately, the challenge wasn’t too complicated.  It was to make an Armenian pastry called Nazook.

Nazook is a dough rich in butter, rolled up with a sugar/butter/flour mix, and cut into pieces.  The dough needed to be chilled so I made it last night, but realized I only had about half the amount of sour cream that was needed so I halved the recipe.

This morning, I rolled out the dough and sprinkled the filling over it.  25 minutes in the oven was all it took, then the challenge was completed.  They’re actually quite tasty, but when I think about how much butter went into it (about 14 tablespoons in 18 pieces), I won’t be partaking in too many of them.  The leftovers will be frozen or taken to my coworkers.

Nice little pastries though, quick and easy.  I did add chocolate chips to half of them though, which is not really traditional, but tasted so good.

The
Dar
ing B
a
kers’ April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake. Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake.
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