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       Title: MAIDS OF HONOUR
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 12 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Flour
       1 pn Of Salt
     1/2 c  Cold Butter or margarine
            Water
            FILLING
            Jam
       6 oz Cottage cheese, sieved
     1/3 c  Golden Raisins
     1/2 ts Almond extract
       2 tb Ground or finely chopped
            -Almonds 2 Eggs
            TOPPING
     2/3 c  Confectioners sugar, sifted
  
   MAIDS OF HONOUR
   
   PASTRY
   
   water Few drops Almond extract
   
   To make pastry, sift flour and salt into a bowl.  Add
   1/3 of the butter or margarine and rub in until the
   mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Add enough water to
   make an elastic dough.  Roll out to an oblong on a
   lightly floured board.  Cut the remaining fat into
   small pieces.  Dot 2/3 of the dough with half the fat
   pieces.  Bring up the uncovered dough third and fold
   in three like an envelope.  Turn the pastry so that
   the open end faces you and roll out again into an
   oblong. Repeat with the remainig fat, fold and turn.
   Roll out, fold and chill.
   
   Roll out the dough until it is wafer thin.  Cut out
   12-15 circles to line a fairly deep 3 muffin tin.
   Put a tsp of jam into each tin.  Mix together all the
   remaining filling ingredients, beating well. Spoon
   into the pastry tins over the jam. Bake in a hot to
   very hot oven, 450 o - 475o F for 10 min. Reduce oven
   temperature to moderate, 350 o and bake for 15 mins.
   Allow to cool.
   
   For the topping, blend the confectioners sugar with
   enough water to make a flowing consistency.  Mix in
   the almond extract.  Spoon a little on each little
   cake and let set to harden.
   
   Makes 12-15
  
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