Codfish Cushions

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Codfish Cushions


Consider yourself forewarned: Once you've served these delicious puffs to your family and friends, you'll be bombarded with requests for more. Fortunately they are not too difficult to pull off, and you can spread out the preparation over a day or so before baking them off. You can even start the dough in the Thermomix while tackling the savory cod filling, so both are ready at about the same time. A pastry cutter makes fast work of cutting the dough into the squares.


300 grams flour
130 grams butter
70 grams water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon sugar
800 grams water
200 grams codfish (soaked and shredded)
50 grams oil
10 grams parsley
50 grams onions
50 grams roasted bell peppers (canned)
1 garlic cloves
40 grams flour
1 gram butter


1Place first 5 ingredients in the order given into the Thermomix cup and set to 15 seconds/6 speed. Set dough aside.
2Place the 800 grams of water, cod and 10 grams of olive oil in the Thermomix basket and set to 15 minutes/100°C/4 speed.
3Remove the basket using a spatula and separate the water from the cod. Set the cooking water aside.
4In the clean glass, place the cod and shred for 4 seconds/reverse spoon/4 speed.
5Remove and set aside.
6Place the parsley in the cup and chop for 2 seconds/7 speed.
7Remove and set aside.
8Place the onion, garlic, peppers and 40 grams of olive oil in the cup.
9Mince for 5 seconds/5 speed.
10Next, sauté for 3 minutes/Varoma/1 speed.
11Add the reserved parsley and cod and set for 1.5 minutes/Varoma/1 speed.
12Remove and set aside.
13Pour 200 grams of the reserved cooking water in the cup, add flour, butter and salt and set for 6 minutes/194°F/level 4.
14Add the cod, folding in using a spatula. Let cool.
15On a floured surface, roll the dough thinly.
16Using a dough cutter, cut the dough into squares approximately 4 to 5 centimeters.
17Place a spoon of the filling in the center of a square, moisten the edges and place another square on top. Seal edges using the tip of a fork.
18Repeat the process until all the dough and filling are used.
19Brush each cushion with the whisked egg and place in a preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
20Serve hot or cold.
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