My recipe has been passed down for generations. I recall eating those with poppy seed filling, or even better baker’s cheese (more dense form of cream cheese), always dusted with confections sugar, always :)))) They will love it!!! I’m so glad!!! What a touching comment. My husband and his brother also have very fond memories around these walnut rolls, so these and the apricot kolaches have a special place in our household! No cream cheese or cheese at all in the dough, and it is a heavy on egg yolk yeast dough. They inspire such vivid and wonderful memories of cooking with grandparents and parents. We never used cream cheese, and I am wondering how they made cream cheese in the 1800’s and earlier? It will thicken as it sits. They come out light as a feather. Lindsey, I made these about a year ago (and then couldn’t find the recipe for some reason) they were AMAZING! I attempted many times over the years to duplicate the recipe or find it somewhere but never had much luck. After you cut your squares and fill them, lightly fold over one side (I do all at one time). I found several recipes on your website to incorporate in my this year’s very special Christmas baking and at the end they all are “just” traditional Jewish recipes, because it was very frequently the Jewish community that owned small businesses, especially bakeries. She would makes hundreds of them to share with family and friends. He said they make something similar in his country. Your recipe is very similar to what I remember with the only difference being the walnuts and boiled milk. Thanks for tweaking and tweaking, and giving us such accuracy. Hope that helps! My grandmother made these for every holiday or large family gathering. No, no. I hope they were just as good as you remembered! My grandmother was Josephine Laskowski. I didn’t roll the dough quite thin enough the first time, but they were still oh so fine!. Hi Cathleen, What a heartwarming comment. Bringing a little Christmas to my home. Do these freeze well after they are made? Let cool slightly on the pan on a wire rack and then move them gently to a wire rack to cool completely. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until blended. Because I am self-isolating, I thought why not bake these lovely gems. square about 1/8 in. She passed in 2007. I am so glad you found the recipe again and that you and your family loved them!! Her recipe is a bit different, especially the yeast (not proofed, just add3d dry) in the dough. The dough will be soft but not sticky. My recipe is nut cookies, the dough is butter, sour cream and flour and filling Egg whites ground nuts and sugar. Happy baking! I just cut with a straight line, not serrated. Note: Recipe from June Meyer’s Authentic Hungarian Heirloom Recipes Cookbook. Hungarian Kiffles: A Holiday Tradition Being of Hungarian … Thinner is better. What a fantastic story! I see no reason why not! And I plan on making about a half recipe to make sure I have it right. Grandmother Szabo’s Walnut Rolls were apparently MUCH larger than these. We also sprinkle with powdered sugar immediately after taking out of the oven! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your memories Eugene! . That is such a lovely gift idea, Jeanene! I roll mine in confection sugar. Today we debut the Chris, Family baking projects that don’t involve rollin, Why let the pies have all the fun?! I just found this recipe on Pinterest. If you do let me know how they compare! Hungarian Nut Fruit Roll Cookies, Kifli, Homemade Baked Goods, Kifle, Apricot Walnut, Kiffles, Slovakian, Slovak, Christmas Cookies, 2 Dozen marmargourmet. I’d never throw food out because it didn’t look pretty. Spread granulated sugar on your pastry board or work surface. 6 cups flour UNITS: US. It makes a lot, so I froze some and made more later! I think it is fascinating how much of Eastern Europe made a cookie similar, if not the same, as this one! Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. This looks like wgat I made wuth my mother, who made befire with her mother, supposedly a Slovakian recipe. Works great. My grandmother always made Kifli. I do the wax paper/ziplock and a freezer – safe container. my fathers mother came from hungry,when I was6 yrs old I used to watch her make those cookies,she taught my mother how to make,also my mother taught me to make them,as I used to help make them,grandma ,had a glack coal stove,in the 40 Very sweett and moist. I feel good about your kitchen chemistry. My Grandmother was also from Clark NJ and shopped at Shoprite. […] maybe one bite of each dish and a cookie or three. I wondered that also Nancy. Even my Irish mother helps to continue this tradition (she’s 87 now), and our children are now involved, so very old tradition for us! We called them Nut Babies and they are one of my favorite memories of childhood. Thank you so much for sharing! I am looking forward to making these cookies. Everytime I make the filling it’s very runny…is it supposed to be so messy of a filling? Thank you…It came out just fine with the 2 cups of ground walnuts..LOL..Also, I made your Apricot filling from the dried Apricots, so, so good..Will never use a store bought brand again..Homemade is the way to go..Thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes… Have a Happy Holiday Season to you and your Family & Friends..Thanks again.. 2 lbs. Oh my gosh! After trying several recipes without success, I found this recipe! . Hi Sande! I find that many of them are very similar. Did you ever get an answer? Thank you so much for taking the time to post your experience and also your memories. No, it is should be rather thick. Fold the sides of the dough over the filling to keep it from coming out during the baking. ies,when I was 45 yrs old I made them for my motherthat would be in the mid 70 years always loved them,gene ej2TWCNY.RR.COM ALSOloved nut kolach and poppseed rolls. My family is British, so we never made these, but mom indulged me and got the ingredients so I made them. Lil's Hungarian Nut Cookies Makes approx. These cookies were a tradition in our home during the holidays.Growing up in Romania, with a Hungarian family, they were a staple. …rarely happened even though I knew I had more at home. Happy baking! Place Kifli on baking sheets; brush with the beaten egg. Sprinkle sugar over all before rolling, monitored it in the oven. I always used a round cookie cutter and like your idea of little squares with decorative edges. She was all Hungarian. Happy baking and Merry Christmas! Does the 1/2 pound of walnuts equal to 2 cups once ground fine? They are so good, you just want another and another. There are as many variations of Kifli as there are bakers! I am going to attempt this tonight! […] Authentic Hungarian Walnut Roll Recipe […], These are Jewish cookies and we call them Rugelach. (C) 2020 - Chef Lindsey Farr. long. I would make it as recipe calls for then freeze and bake them from a frozen state then dust with sugar after they are baked. I love Hungarian cooking – I’m not Hungarian but it is such comfort food. 375 is good I am so happy to hear this recipe will because part of your family favorites! Merry Christmas! I’m originally Czech now married into a wonderful Canadian Jewish family. Really enjoyed your recipe and how well others enjoyed these traditional cookies as much as my family does! sweet butter ( softened) 8 oz. Sounds delicious Emily! Thanks for the post. Learn how your comment data is processed. 6 egg whites (Shape into walnut-sized balls before or … That crisp, caramelized bottom really is everything you said and more. This is a new slant on an old family favorite. Even I took some to work to treat my fri […]. You can make the apricot kolaches with the same dough if you want! I’m excited that someone said you could fill these with something other than walnuts (I hate walnuts with a passion — it goes back to great-grandma and her monstrously huge walnut trees). I’m making your version RIGHT NOW and need to ask about the filling. I get sent both treats every holiday season by relatives. They taste wonderful….but most of them “popped open”. They immigrated in the early 1900’s. That makes me so happy to hear Monica! You can never go wrong with a bit of sugary crunch! Tag me on Instagram @cheflindseyfarr and use the hashtag #americanheritagecooking. Please don’t forget to report back and let me know how it goes! We’ve been making these cookies at Christmas every year for generations. I have made these before but the dough always unfolds and makes a big mess no matter what we do to keep them closed. Love from my family to yours. Your descendants might tho. Another Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes video from Helen M. Radics. The Walnut Filling recipe can also be found on her website. I find it fascinating how the cuisines of central Europe mash together and each country claiming it’s really theirs recipe Thank you so much for commenting! <3. I live in a very hot and humid climate so sometimes it’s hard to get pastries to turn out right. i never thought i would find a recipe for them, so thank you for publishing this! Hmmm I don’t see why not. When she married my Greek grandfather, she also learned to make baklava, spanakopita, and cookies like finikia from my great-aunt and other Greek ladies in the family. The melted butter is that a filling ingredient or brushed on the rolls, it doesn’t say , just want to make sure it is a filling ingredient? That’s all she did, nothing about boiled milk. These Hungarian Walnut Rolls have a delicately flakey yet rich crust, and an incredibly sweet, irresistible walnut filling! They make me smile every time. We do the tiny square version but I’m going to try the pizza slice version and roll them into crescents. And I always think of my mother, Irene when I make them. Baking is about 24 min at 375. Refrigerate and re-roll your scraps. […] These Hungarian Walnut Rolls have a delicately flakey yet rich crust, and an incredibly sweet, irresistible walnut filling! I hope to pass this feeling onto my daughter and grand-daughter!! My Mom made the same dough. Should I start over and use finely chopped? Mix margarine and cottage cheese. I used a blender and they are more like coffee grounds. Thanks! My grandmother was from Hungary and each year spent many hours making these Kifli, Kolach and other wonderful treats.When I was little girl, I sat with her to watch and learn and get the recipe, but grandma didn’t measure, so I never got the recipe. I am sure there are many variations out there. So magical in pastry and so hard to get! But that is definitely the risk of not writing it down. everyone has their way of doing it. Happy baking! She used a generous tablespoon of filling into the thinnest pastry imaginable. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and butter, cutting together with either two knives or a pastry … Thank you. The nut filling on these rolls is incredibly delicious! Happy baking! I didn’t give quantities of anything, but I’m sure the Google experts will give you what you need. Do not be deterred by the length of the instructions. IF you didn’t and you still have the grounds you can use them in place of almond meal in recipe for a walnut twist or you can keep processing them into walnut butter! I think that perhaps some of mine were rolled too thin. Also, grandmas filling was a simple ground walnut and honey mixture…. They will be puffed and matte when they are done. I’m going to update the recipe! My recipe is doubled. I think a little tanginess with the sweet filling would be welcome. I found this on Pinterest. How did it go? Thank you so much for the recipe! Your comment totally made my day, Nikki! Hi Anne! That is an excellent tip, Erin! No more than 3 days or the dough begins to discolor. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Everyone asks us for these cookies every holiday season, and it has come to be … They look delicious! I am still blown away how many people have memories making these types of cookies! Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and flatten each to ¾” thick. Your comment made me smile! Thank you. The dough is almost the same, but the filling doesn’t have butter, or milk. So cookies my Mom made were influenced from different countries. Gosh, so many variations. I am of German descent but my parents moved to Russia at some point and my parents were both born there. Please do not use my images without prior permission. My people used sour cream and when not that used cream cheese.,some baking pwd. My Czech hubby will surely love them. This traditional Hungarian pastry is wonderful at Christmas or Easter. Can’t wait to try these!!! Now I make them for my own family. Made these tonight and they are delicious! I want to hear all about it! You can look forward to more Hungarian heirloom delicacies. The 1 1/2″ square is really small. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe. The dough was too thin and yet still raw after baking, the cookies were ‘skimpy’ looking, the sugar on the dough while rolling made it too dry so that it would not stick well while trying to shape these, the temperature recommended left these burnt after only 10 minutes. I used a special square cookie cutter, which made cutting them out easy. Apr 5, 2017 - Baking: Hungarian Nut Cookies Ah and here is our famous recipe. The Walnuts absorb the milk as they sit. My mother fixed these for me every christmas…when she died a year ago so did the receipt…now i can pass it on thanks to you.. They taste equally amazing large or small. Making walnut cakes from scratch are easy and my Hungarian Walnut Cake is filled with a creamy chocolate rum centre you’ll love.. It’s coming up to that time of year for swooning, sending flowers to that special someone and even preparing a special meal or dessert. Hi Mary, A bottle of pineapple preserves sounds fantastic in the filling. I say secure the closure with egg wash (1 egg, pinch of salt, teaspoon of milk – whisked together) before freezing and you will be golden! Saved by Taste of Home. Everyone who tried it wanted the recepi right away. I, too, recall these, and have familial glee associated with them, which you have enough of, now. I love my Hungarian church cookbooks. I also froze the extra filling to make more several months later when a craving struck. I’m borderline obsessed! Her cakes , cookies and spaetzile were incredible; her goulash to die for. I think I’m going to try this with strawberry jam. If you have doubts, you could always chill before you bake them. As an aside, a good walnut roll is close to nirvana. It has sugar and walnuts in equal parts. Right out of the oven heavily powered with powdered sugar. Thanks for trying them and stopping back to let me know! We made almost 400 of these cookies this year, but they’re so good that they rarely last til Christmas. I will have to try making it into squares like this recipe to see if I could get a more uniform shape. My grandparents came over on ‘the boat’ in 1924 from Hungary. I have tried many store bought cookies that look similar, but the pastry is always wrong. Thank you for sharing! I’m overjoyed that you’ve stopped by! The taste is spread through out evenly but doesn’t feel like eating nuts. With a pastry wheel or sharp knife, trim the dough into a square and then cut the square into 16 smaller squares. Total nightmare and waste of money & time.. Anyways, she made the best walnut rolls ever. The filling was the dozen egg whites beaten until firm peaks form and then she folded in a pound of sifted powdered sugar and about a pound, pound and half finely ground walnuts. 350-375? THank you! Reduce the speed of the mixer and slowly add in the flour. Other Hungarian Goodies. What is the name of your china pattern? I plan to make a small batch (1/3) and then start tweaking to merge the two. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling. The filling we use is just 1/3 sugar to 2/3 walnuts. ... Add a teaspoon of nut filling (or a bit more) at the widest end of the wedge and start rolling it towards the center. Them bigger and most of them to open up reduce the speed of the and! 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