Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kifli - Crescents

3 cups sifted flour
½ lb butter
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 small yeast cake or ½ of a 2 oz yeast cake
1 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup warm milk
1/8 tsp vanilla

Nut filling:

1 lb toasted ground walnuts
1/3 cup sugar
½ cup warm milk

Dissolve yeast cake in warm milk. Blend flour and butter. Add egg yolks and yeast cake liquid. Add sugar and vanilla. Knead thoroughly on well floured surface. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill. Roll each into a 12 inch circle. Cut into 16 wedges.

Place a small amount of nut filing on each wedge and roll up. Place on greased baking sheet. Let stand for 20 minutes. Brush with beaten egg whites.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until light brown. Dust with confectionery sugar. Makes 32.

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