- Italian Pastries with Creamy Semolina Filling

Italian Pastries with Creamy Semolina Filling

COSORI Original
  • 12 Min

    Prep Time
  • 14 Min

    Cook Time
  • 18

 - Italian Pastries with Creamy Semolina Filling


  1. Step 1

    Place the milk, sugar, and salt into a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk together, then bring to a simmer.  

  2. Step 2

    Slowly whisk in the semolina to the milk mixture until it is thickened and smooth, then transfer the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the ricotta, cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ground fennel seeds, and one egg. 

  3. Step 3

    Roll out the puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness using a rolling pin, then cut it in to 9 pieces and lay each piece into a cupcake liner. Press the center of the dough into the liner, leaving the corners hanging over the edge. 

  4. Step 4

    Place 2 tablespoons of filling into the center of each dough piece and fold the four corners over it so they meet in the center.   

  5. Step 5

    Beat together the remaining egg and 1 tablespoon of water, then brush the top of each pastry with the egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of demerara sugar. 

  6. Step 6

    Place the crisper plate into the COSORI Smart Air Fryer basket. 

  7. Step 7

    Place 6 of the pastries onto the crisper plate.  

  8. Step 8

    Select the Bake function, adjust the temperature to 340°F and time to 14 minutes, and press Start/Pause.

  9. Step 9

    Remove the pastries when done, let cool for 5 minutes, then serve. Repeat the baking process as needed with remaining pastries.