The other day I wrote about the lack of cupcakes and chocolate crackles in my house whilst growing up. We did not, however, lack in sweets. We always had a daily supply of some sort of pastry in the house. My mother didn’t believe in buying biscuits or cakes (never a tim tam to be seen!) but she absolutely did not fail in the baking department.
One regular was this shortbread-y jam roll that looks like a mini croissant. We call it a “kiflice”. A standard Balkan delight.
2 ½ cups plain flour
2 ½ cups self-raising flour
½ cup sugar
250g unsalted butter
300ml sour cream (1 carton)
Plum spread (not jam it must be a spread)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (fan forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand. It is messy at first but will combine fairly quickly. Once it comes away from the hand knead a bit more and then it is ready to roll out.
Flour a large clean surface and roll out the dough until it is about 2-3mm thick. Using a pizza cutter cut long strips in both directions to create rectangles that are about 10cm x 5cm (but really do any size you wish). Now cut the rectangles in a diagonal to create long triangles.