Pastry – serves 20-30 – preparation time: 20 minutes – cooking time: 20 minutes
Preheat the (hot air) oven to 338 degrees F (170 degrees C). Melt the sugar in a pan and let it caramelize. Add a little water and keep stirring. Remove the pan from the heat when the sugar is light colored. Grease a piece of aluminum foil and pour the sugar over it as thin as possible. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar, the vanilla seeds, a pinch of salt and the butter to the bowl. Knead the dough until it becomes a ball. Remove the caramel from the foil and break it in little pieces. Knead the caramel through the dough. Put the dough in a cool place for 30 minutes. Form about 10 marble-sized balls. Place them on the backing paper, so that they are the same distance from each other. Flatten each ball slightly. Bake for 20 minutes in the oven.