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Try This Lady Locks Recipe for a Light and Fluffy Pastry Delight

Milla Sigaba
Feb 17, 2024
05:30 A.M.
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Lady Locks are a light and fluffy pastry similar to an Italian Cannoli but with a softer exterior. So, if buttercream-filled goodness with vanilla undertones is right up your alley, follow this simple Lady Locks recipe for the perfect pastry.

Lady Locks are a Cannoli-shaped pastry filled with sweet buttercream, with a soft exterior and a fluffy interior, believed to have originated in Europe. You can make your homemade Lady Locks as rich or delicate as you want, with undertones of vanilla and sometimes chocolate

The Lady Locks recipe is fairly simple. The pastry's beauty and flavor rest in the ingredients' freshness and the time and patience used to make the perfect dough. To savor the taste of these sweet treats, why don't you try making them at home? Read further to learn how.

Lady Locks Recipe

Dough ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar

Buttercream ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

Directions:

1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk the softened unsalted butter, sour cream (ensuring to drain the excess liquid), vanilla extract, and white granulated sugar until there are no clumps.

3. Create a well in the center of the flour and slowly pour in the butter mixture. Mix the ingredients to form a dough.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients by making a well in the dry ingredients and pouring in the wet ingredients. | Source: YouTube/Very Easy Recipes

Mix the wet and dry ingredients by making a well in the dry ingredients and pouring in the wet ingredients. | Source: YouTube/Very Easy Recipes

4. Sprinkle flour onto a clean surface and kneed the dough for 5 -8 minutes.

5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge preferably overnight but a minimum of 4 hours will also do.

After kneading the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge. | Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

After kneading the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge. | Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

6. After chilling the dough in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 400°F.

7. Split the dough in half so it's more manageable, and roll each half into 9" x 16" squares, trimming away any excess dough along the edges.

Split the dough in two and roll out each half into 9" x 16" squares. | Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

Split the dough in two and roll out each half into 9" x 16" squares. | Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

8. Cut each half of the dough into 1.5" strips lengthwise so you have six strips.

9. Wrap each dough strip around a wooden clothespin or a dowel rod, overlapping by about half an inch on the turn. Then, pinch the ends.

10. Place the dough-wrapped wooden clothespins/dowel rods onto baking trays lined with parchment paper and bake the homedame Lady Locks for 20 - 25 minutes.

11. After baking, allow the Lady Locks to cool.

12. Prepare the buttercream by mixing butter, vegetable oil, and confectioner's sugar. You can do this by hand or with a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

13. Add vanilla and milk if needed, and beat the ingredients until peaks and ripples form.

Fill each Lady Lock with the buttercream mixture using a piping bag with an icing tip.| Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

Fill each Lady Lock with the buttercream mixture using a piping bag with an icing tip.| Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

15. Dust the Lady Locks with confectioner's sugar and enjoy.

Lady Locks | Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

Lady Locks | Source: YouTube/The Kitchen Prescription

Now that you know how to make Lady Locks, you can enjoy this sweet treat in the comfort of your home anytime you're in the mood for a light, fluffy, and creamy pastry.

For more baked goods, try this Kiffle recipe for a sweet taste of Hungarian pastries.

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