March 29, 2013

Simple Prawn and mushroom Turnover

This is another Delia Smith's wonderful recipe. It is the Quick and Flaky pastry from her online Cookery School site.
I am burning the midnight oil to make this simple prawn and mushroom turnover...LOL :Pll my pictures is taken with my smart phone..:D I decided to make this after i saw Sweet Angel's (Angeline) Quick and Flaky pastry Portobello turnover.

This quick and flaky pastry is very quick to prepare but it is very challenging to handle because it turn soft easily. Shaping it will have to be like running to and forth from the fridge to keep the pastry firm and not too soft.

Although the pastry is very very soft to handle but it is all worthwhile because it is sure delicious!!! The pastry is buttery, crispy, tender and most of all it is quick to prepare. I will definitely use the quick and flaky pastry again and again and again with different fillings.

I make a simple prawn and button mushroom filling to wrap in this turnover.
Again I only picked what i have in my pantry and fridge...:p
I have frozen prawns, leek, can button mushroom so i decide to make a simple filling with these. I also make a simple white sauce to make the filling moist and thick.

Prepare the quick and flaky pastry first.
1..Grate the frozen butter into the sieved flour 
2..Mixed into a dough (my dough is very soft)
3..Shape into a disc, wrap with cling foil and chilled for 30 minutes

While waiting for the pastry to chill, prepare the filling.
Second, prepare the.
1..Peel and cubed the potatoes. Pre-cooked the potatoes in a mircowave oven. (put the cubed potatoes in a mircowave oven safe bowl. Cover it with cling foil or a mircowave oven safe cover. Mircowave at high power for 3-4 minutes or until it is soft. 
2..Add 2 tbsp oil in the frying pan. Saute slice yellow onion till soft.
3..Add in leek, button mushroom, prawns, stir fry well after each addition.
4..Add in pre-cooked potatoes.
5..Add in white sauce...Done!!

 Delia Smith's Quick Flaky Pastry
110 gm butter
175 plain flour (I used Hong Kong plain flour)
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon of cold water

  • Weighed the butter and wrapped with a plastic or foil and return it to the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
  • When you are ready to make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl.
  • Then grab the frozen hard butter and foil the plastic bag and hold with your hand.
  • Place a grater in the big bowl and over the flour. Grate the butter. You can always dip the edge of the butter with the flour and it easy to grate.
  • You will end up with a pile of grated butter sitting in the middle of the flour.
  • Take a palette knife and distribute the butter into the flour. Coat the butter with flour.
  • Get ready with 2 tablespoon of cold water.
  • Used the palette knife again to combine all together for couple of seconds.
  • Finally finished off with your hands.
  • If you find the pastry is not moist enough, you can as well sprinkle some water again. Not too much. ( i found mine is a bit too soft)
  • Pastry dough should combine all together and leaves the bowl fairly clean. Pastry do not need to be knead.
  • Wrap the dough with wrapper and let the pastry dough rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Like other pastries, the dough must be freeze extremely well and come back to room temperature before rolling it.

Prawn and mushroom filling.
recipe source: mui mui
1 small yellow onion - slice
10 prawns - cut into cube
1 leek - slice finely
3 medium potatoes - cube and pre-cook in the mircowave oven (covered) at high power level for 3 minutes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp flour
120 ml milk

I baked the last two turnover with the egg give it a matte look  :p
Its look pale and no shiny but i love it this way :D

and also linking to our baking friends and hostess from Free & Easy Bake Along Event #41 ~ Turnovers.   Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of  Bake for Happy Kids.


Here are some of my blogging friends who joined in this Bake Along event please hop over to sample their goodies:D


  1. Feel like having a bite of it now, hehe...

  2. Should give this pastry dough a try then. My puff pastry was done the traditional way which takes up so much time!

    1. Hi Kelly,
      This quick and flaky pastry sure is quick and easy just that mine is a little too soft to handle :p
      Other then that i am very happy with buttery, crispy and tender crust :D

  3. Doreen , your turnovers look delicious ! The prawn and mushroom filling sounds really good and can be eaten on its own :D

  4. Hi Mui Mui, your turnover definitely look awesome, love the filling. Very yummylicious. The pastry look good too, very flaky.

    Best regards.

  5. i think one day i will try this pastry too..and am sure this is very delicious with your prawns and leek fillings. also thinking of getting a microwave at home..i dont hv one at home..

  6. Hi mui mui, so hardworking of you to burn midnight oil to make this. I usually won't cook after 10pm... unless it's for special ocassion :P


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