Jesuits: the perfect recipe for crispy puff pastry ready to fill

Jesuits: the perfect recipe for crispy puff pastry ready to fill

jesus They are one of the most famous and distinctive desserts and belong to an order called the Company of Jesus. In our country and in Uruguay, they are a type of cookie sandwich made with sugared puff pastry and a gratin, which usually contains ham and cheese.

Meanwhile, in Portugal, northern Spain and southern France, jesus They’re made with sweet puff pastry, but instead of ham and cheese, they have crumbly almonds on top.

It is a sour sweet preparation.

In this note we will teach you how to prepare jesus Homemade from scratch, that is, from dough to plate. It is an economical and very easy recipe that can be made with kids.

Ingredients for Dough

  • 400cc water
  • 800 g flour 0000
  • 20 grams salt
  • 200 grams butter
  • cornstarch w/w
Jesuits are what are called “little matchboxes”: they don’t wear icing.


  • 250 grams powdered sugar
  • 1 clear
  • lemon juice w/o
“Phosphoritos” are made quickly with Easter dough.


  • cream cheese w/ (optional)
  • 200 grams shredded paneer
  • 200g cooked ham
This is a typical bar dish.


  • Sieve the flour and form a crown on the counter; Add salt and water. Mix and make a bun. Cover with a film and leave to rest at room temperature.
  • After 30 minutes, knead the dough to make puff pastry. Stretch with a palote and then color the dough with semi-melted butter. Sprinkle cornstarch and fold the dough like a book, that is, from both ends to the middle.
  • Knead again and color the dough again with butter and then sprinkle with cornstarch. You can repeat this step as many times as needed to get higher and higher puff pastry with more layers.
They can’t be anything else with cheese.

Royal icing

  • Beat the whites with powdered sugar and then add drops of lemon juice until thick and white. reserve it.

building of the jesuits

  • Spread the puff pastry over the allowance with a stick and make it at least 3 mm thick.
  • Prick the dough several times with a fork, then brush the entire surface with icing.
  • cut with a knife dipped in hot water jesus In small rectangles (usually they are 10 cm).
Puff pastry is used in many recipes.
  • pull them out On lightly buttered plates and cook them in the oven at 200ºC for 20 minutes.
  • let angry jesus before filling. Cut them down the middle, spread cream cheese on them and stuff them with ham and cheese.

Origin of the Jesuits

It should be noted that the original name for this preparation is Jesuitermutzen, meaning “Jesuit hat”, and what they were trying to do with this recipe was simply to mimic the shape of a Jesuit headdress.

Jesuits with almonds.

In that area of ​​Europe they are not sold in the industrial market, despite being very easy to prepare, but they sell puff pastry ready to be grated and cut into individual portions with cheese.

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