Thursday, December 18, 2014

**Hungarian Pastry **

As a child I remember my Hungarian Grandmother and Aunt making this for the holidays.  This is done in layers.  There is a bit of work involved, but so worth it.   Use any flavor fruit preserve that you and your family likes.

HUNGARIAN PASTRY

1 cup soft butter

1 cake of yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup lukewarm milk

6 eggs - separate all
3 cups flour
2 cups fruit preserves
1 pound finely chopped walnuts

3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Dilute the yeast in the sugar and warm milk and stir until dissolved.
Stir in egg yolks and butter.   Add flour to form a soft sticky dough.  Divide the dough into 3 balls.

Roll out 1 ball and place in a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.   Sprinkle 1 cup of the walnuts over the layer of dough.  Roll out the second layer and place on top of the walnuts.   Top with the 2 cups of preserves and then another cup of the walnuts.   Roll out third layer and place on top of walnuts again.   Press the edges together and set aside in a warm place to rise 1 hour.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  

While baking, beat your egg whites until soft peaks form.  Spread on top, finish with more walnuts.

Bake additional 15 minutes.

ENJOY !!


4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! This looks soooooo good!

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    1. They are a bit of work, but sooo worth it!

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  2. lovely recipes! yummy :) I saw you over at vickis blog party, have joined your blog. hope you will join mine so we can share.

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    1. Thank you Summer! I hopped over to your blog and am now a follower as well!

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