Hungarian Nut Crescents

Recipe by Felix4067
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READY IN: 24hrs 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, cut the butter and shortening into the flour until the mixture is crumbly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the yeast into sour cream, then add egg yolks and salt.
  • Combine with the flour mixture.
  • Mix until smooth and the sides of the bowl are clean.
  • Form into a large ball and chill, covered, overnight.
  • To make filling, mix walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and stiffly beaten egg whites together in a bowl.
  • To make egg wash mix egg yolk and few drops of water in a small bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Sprinkle granulated sugar onto a pastry board.
  • Divide the dough into six portions.
  • Work with one portion at a time, refrigerating the dough you are not using.
  • Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thick and sprinkle with more sugar.
  • Cut into 2 x 2-inch squares.
  • Place a bit of the nut filling along one end of the square and roll up.
  • Form into a crescent.
  • Place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Paint with egg wash.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
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