Ricotta-Filled Pastries

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Ingredients for 24 servings

3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

3/4 cup water plus additional

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

4 ounces lard (1/2 cup), softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/4 cups semolina flour, fine* (see Cooks' notes, below)

3 large egg yolks

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups fresh ricotta (1 pound)

1/4 cup finely chopped candied orange peel

Garnish: confectioners sugar

Special equipment: a heavy-duty standing electric mixer with paddle attachment, a pasta machine, a small metal offset spatula, a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tip, and parchment paper

*available at some specialty foods shops or mail-ordered from Dean & DeLuca (877-826-9246)

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