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                      KIFLI (HUNGARIAN WALNUT COOKIES)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----DOUGH-----
    4 3/4   c            Unsifted all-purpose flour
    2       c            Butter or margarine
    4       lg           Egg yolks, slightly beaten
    1       c            Sour cream
                         -----FILLING-----
    1 1/4   lb           Shelled walnuts (about 5
                         Cups), ground
    1       c            Granulated sugar
      1/2   c            Milk
    1       tb           Almond extract
                         -----GLAZE-----
    1       lg           Egg, beaten
                         Confectioners' sugar
 
   Make dough: in a large bowl, place the flour and the
   butter.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the
   butter into the flour until the mixture resembles
   coarse crumbs.  Add the egg yolks and sour cream; stir
   with a fork until combined.
   
   Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board or
   pastry cloth.  Knead the dough with your hands until
   it is smooth and can be shaped into a ball.  If dough
   is too sticky, knead in more flour.  If desired, wrap
   dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
   
   Make filling: in a medium-sized bowl, place the ground
   walnuts, granulated sugar, milk and almond extract.
   Using a wooden spoon, stir in walnut mixture until
   ingredients are thoroughly combined.  Prehead oven to
   400F. Grease baking sheets with solid vegetable
   shortening.
   
   To shape Kifli: divide the dough into quarters; wrap
   three of the quarters separately in plastic wrap and
   set aside.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out the
   remaining quarter of the dough to a 15 x 12
   rectangle that is 1/8 thick.
   
   Using a pastry wheel, cut the rectangle of dough into
   3-inch squares. Place a heaping teaspoon of the walnut
   filling in the center of each square; bring one corner
   of the dough over the filling to the opposite corner;
   pinch edges together.
   
   Place Kifli on baking sheets; brush with the beaten
   egg.  Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden
   brown.  Remove from the baking sheet. Fill the bottom
   of a pie place with confectioners' sugar.  Roll Kifli
   in the sugar.  Let cool on wire racks.  Repeat steps
   with the remaining three quarters of dough.
   
   From: McCall’s Cooking School: Desserts/Cookies
  
 
 
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