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    Flaky Hungarian Cookies

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    24 hrs 15 mins

    24 hrs

    15 mins

    Dienia B.'s Note:

    Secrets of Hungarian Cooking. Boy I was really hoping someone on zaar had already posted this beast, but of course, if they have I couldn't find it. It looks like it was made a lot. If anyone knows something about these bad boys, please feel free to add input. There are 4 filling recipes so if you're wanting those, here they are.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Butter Mixture

    Nut Filling

    Pot Cheese Filling

    Canned Poppy Seed Filling

    Apricot Filling

    Directions:

    1. 1
      DOUGH:.
    2. 2
      Mix and blend flour, baking powder, water, vinegar, and egg yolks until dough comes clean of hands. Chill.
    3. 3
      Butter Mixture:.
    4. 4
      Mix margarine, lard and flour together and allow it to soften.
    5. 5
      When dough is chilled, roll it out and spread with butter mixture; fold dough and refrigerate.
    6. 6
      Repeat this process 4 times; next day, cut the dough into squares with a hot knife.
    7. 7
      Fill with chosen filling.
    8. 8
      Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    9. 9
      Nut Filling:.
    10. 10
      Grind nuts.
    11. 11
      Beat egg whites until stiff but still moist.
    12. 12
      Fold in sugar and nuts carefully.
    13. 13
      Add lemon rind.
    14. 14
      Pot Cheese filling:.
    15. 15
      Mash cottage cheese with fork.
    16. 16
      Add sugar, salt and eggs. Mix very well.
    17. 17
      Poppyseed Filling:.
    18. 18
      Cook poppy seeds, sugar, milk, and butter until thick, for 10 to 15 minutes on low flame.
    19. 19
      Add lemon rind.
    20. 20
      Cool well before using.
    21. 21
      Apricot Filling:.
    22. 22
      Cook dried apricots until tender; mash and add sugar to taste.
    23. 23
      Drained crushed pineapple may be added.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2012

      35

      Sounds similar to a recipe for kiflis or kolaches (both are Hungarian cookies). The folding dough over is labor-intensive but that's what makes cookies flaky. Check Food.com section on Hungarian cooking for similar but simpler recipes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Flaky Hungarian Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (125 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 25

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 391.7
     
    Calories from Fat 208
    53%
    Total Fat 23.1 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 32.0 mg
    10%
    Sodium 229.0 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.5 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 18.4 g
    73%
    Protein 9.2 g
    18%

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    fresh lemon rind

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