Manuela Barón is an #AerieREAL Role Model & Sustainability Activist who should also add pro baker to her resumé! If you’ve been getting into baking at home more, this recipe is for you.

What you need

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup cold coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • Jam

What to do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flours, salt & sugar together. Cut in the cold coconut oil with a fork or pastry cutter until you see tiny pea-shaped pieces in the dough.
  3. Keep the dough cold! You can put your mixing bowl in the freezer to keep it cool before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Mix in the vanilla & 1 tbsp at a time, add in the ice cold water (about 8-9 tbsp total). Your dough should be moist enough that you can form it into a ball without it flaking away, but not sticky.
  5. Roll out the dough into a very thin sheet (only a few mm thick), then cut into rectangles. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  6. On half of the dough rectangles, place one large tsp of jam in the center of each.
  7. Wet your fingers and moisten all around the perimeter of the dough (around the jam).
  8. Place another rectangle on top, and using your fork, crimp the edges to seal.
  9. Poke 3 sets of 3 holes into the top of the pastry with your fork.
  10. Place the baking sheet in the fridge to set for 20 minutes.
  11. Brush each pastry with butter.
  12. Bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Let them cool for a few minutes.
  14. Top with icing for some extra sweetness, or eat as is!

Extra tip from Manuela: if you have an Airfryer, cook these there instead at 375 F for 5 minutes, flip, then add a few more minutes. They can burn easily, so be careful not to let them go for too long!

Have you tried Manuela’s recipe? Comment below & tell us what you think!

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