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.


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.



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

  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.

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