We are very familiar with sweet pastries and baked products. And we love them very much too! Cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, tarts, and eclairs are just some of them. I’m sure you have other favorites as well. What we are not much familiar with are savory pastries. I honestly don’t remember going crazy over one but I’m sure I’ve tried one before. What are these savory pastries we should try? Here now is a short list but some can only be found in other countries.
Quiche is a savory, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savory custard. In addition, it also has cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables, depending on its variation. Quiche can be served hot or cold too. It is usually part of French cuisine but is also popular in other countries, particularly as a party food.
A croline is a flaky pastry parcel filled with various salty or spicy fillings. Normally the top side of the pastry is latticed. Crolines are produced in various shapes and sizes and with different fillings too. Some common savory fillings include mushroom, ham, cheese, and salmon.
Spanish pastries, also known as Cuban pastries in Miami, are baked pastries filled with sweet or savory fillings. Traditional fillings include cream cheese, guava, cheese, pineapple and coconut. The sweet fillings are made with sweetened fruit pulp.
Gozleme is a savory traditional Turkish hand-rolled pastry. It is prepared by having the fresh pastry rolled out, filled and sealed, then cooked over a griddle. Fillings include spinach, feta cheese, minced meat, egg, and other foodstuffs.
Panzarottis come in different forms which are very popular here, in Italy, and in Canada. Panzerotti are like small versions of the calzone or closed pizza, but produced with a softer dough. The most common fillings are tomato and mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms, baby corn, and ham.
Preparing a turnover involves placing a filling on a piece of dough. Then, the dough is folded over, and subsequently sealed. These can be sweet or savory and are often made as a sort of portable meal or dessert.