German Apple Dumplings
8 ounces plain flour
Pinch of salt
4 ounces butter
3 ounces granulated sugar
2 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons sour cream
4 small apples
4 teaspoons raspberry or cherry jam
4 teaspoons flaked almonds
Sift together flour and salt.
Cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in sugar.
Add egg yolks and sour cream.
Quickly knead to a smooth dough.
Wrap in wax paper and chill for 45 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Divide the dough into four equal portions. Roll each section quickly to make a round of pastry.
Peel and core the apples and fill the center of each round with them, add the jam and almonds.
Wrap the pastry into a square, pinching the top to seal.
Glaze with beaten egg white and bake for 40 minutes in lightly greased baking pan.