Dash of salt Do you chop the nuts? 2 Tbsp margarine Fold that "point" over to one side, moisten the tip of your finger with a bit of water and smooth it down gently on one side of the kiffle. Or is there a better recipe for ” flaky” Kiffles? Kiffles, kolachki, whatever you call them (my Grandmom was Czech married to a Slovak) — nectar of the gods! Hi Shawn, We’ve always used Solo Brand Cake & Pastry Filling and have never been disappointed. Required fields are marked *. I’ve looked through a few books I have on hand, but none of them have walnut filling recipes that would be suitable for kiffles. We love and miss her. Place a 1/2 teaspoon of the apricot filling in the middle of each square and fold sides over and press together (if you don’t press them together enough they will loosen and unroll in the oven). We have a lot of fun getting together to make these and they are worth the work! These apricot walnut rugelach cookies are filled with apricot jam and chopped walnuts. A more traditional walnut filling would be made by simply combining: 5 eggs, well beaten – 2-1/2 cups sifted flour – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/4 cup sugar – 1 teaspoon baking powder – Combine the ingredients to make a dough, Roll out thin, cut into strips, wrap around your hand and fry in oil. Our local supermarket chain regularly carries Solo pastry fillings, which is the brand we used. 2 sticks of butter. Mom was Hungarian and made ‘millions’ of these and other pastries. With the flaps facing up, dust the parchment liberally with flour and place a portion of dough in the center of the square. Add enough water to just cover, cook on low heat. those look delicious… the only thing is, where do you get pastry filling? (Alternately shape 3 oz. But as I was growing up, we referred to these sweet little treats pictured on the left as kifli . how do you make the walnut filling. Working as quickly as possible, place a small mound of filling (about 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon) in the center of each square. They are filled with apricot, lekfar, poppyseed fillings I am fortunate enough to be able to find at an Italian (surprise!) DIRECTIONS. That would be a last resort. We made a Slovakian version using sour cream, not cream cheese in the dough. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Hi My grandmother was from New Tripoli PA she was Pennsylvania Dutch right outside of Allentown and this is her exact recipe. Lekvar (plum) filling is a requirement. I make different fillings out of dried fruit rehydrated with water and cooked until soft. Dust the top of the dough with flour as well, then fold the parchment along your creases to make an "envelope" around your dough. 5 Egg Yolks Thanks for sharing Nikki – we love to hearing about all the different versions too! Generously season on all sides with salt and pepper. This prevent the kiffles from popping open as they bake. Cream together butter and cream cheese, until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. I’ll be sure to do it myself from now on. They went pretty quickly. Hi Don, Make dough: Whisk together flour and salt in a bowl until combined. This is perhaps the easiest rugelach recipe you’ve ever seen! Also loved her paprika chicken and dumplings (dumplings made with chicken livers). thanks so much for posting the recipe! Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until very smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 … fresh lemon zest, finely grated. Dec 10, 2019 - Explore Rosalind Johnson's board "Kiffles recipe" on Pinterest. Kiffles (also spelled kifli) are delicate Hungarian cookies made with cream cheese dough and filled with various flavors of pastry filling. I didn’t like it but everyone else did. I made 14 dozen this Christmas. Hi Pat, These cookies were called “kolaches” (pronounced klach-keys) by my entire in-law family members. My mom used to make these with a nut filling made of finely chopped pecans, a bit of sugar and just enough cream to hold the nut mixture together. dough: When sealing together the ends use milk; it works better than water Always make your own lekvar! The walnuts she ground, mixed with egg white and sugar. On the meds…and he started talking about this cookie from our grandmother Kohut and wanted me to look up the recipe. Divide dough into 6 or 8 parts. Yes, the dough is between the floured surface and the wax paper. She is the only ingredient I haven’t been able to duplicate. They are terrible. You can buy it in 2-packs per flavor on Amazon.com. I will say, if you’re going to fold them, rolling them thicker seemed to help, about1/4in.Â. I’ve never tried freezing this dough, so I can’t give advice as to whether or not it would affect how it rolls out or bakes. If you want to make kiffles ahead and freeze them, here are the guidelines: Place wax paper between layers to prevent sticking and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Wish I could help you with that recipe search, but I’ve never seen kiffles baked in bar form. If you’re wondering about the ingredients, here they are: Rice flour, whole grain brown rice flour, whole sorghum flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, cellulose, xanthan gum, vitamin and mineral blend [calcium carbonate, niacinamide (vitamin b3), reduced iron, thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2). – 1/3 cup of sugar You must let them sit for 10 minutes (after forming cookies) before putting them in the oven…this sets them and they will not open in the oven! In a separate mixing bowl, combine sour cream, yeast, and sugar. Preparation. 1 teaspoon vanilla. They did this for all of us to share and enjoy. Wrap each patty in plastic wrap and chill at least 6 hours or overnight. Kifli is a traditional Hungarian cookie. Have been making them for 40 years at least. Don’t use bread flour for kifli, instead use all purpose flour. I was wondering if i could roll the dough and cut into piece stack in parchment paper in the fridge over night then bake the next day? Love spoken here. After cutting to thin strips, cut on diagonal. What I discovered is that there are filled pastries called Túrós Béles (pronounced baylesh) that are made with a sour cream yeast dough that probably has a flavor similar to our cream cheese kiffle dough. Fold 4-1/2 inches of each short side toward the middle. Bring them to room temperature (30 minutes out of the fridge), arrange on a plate and dust lightly with powdered sugar just before serving. Total Carbohydrate Made with butter, cream cheese, and a little flour. 1 cup butter or margarine, softened. Apricot jam is “baracklekvár” and so on. That’s a really nice sentiment. filling: You can also use a high quality raspberry jam by preparing it ahead of time with a small amount of cornstarch; just heat thru until hot and remove from heat and wait until room temperature. The cookies you’re talking about are called Csöröge. They must be pretty when you make them in that shape. The dough is soft,that is why they go into the refrigator to harden up. 1 tbsp. Thanks to our readers there are a lot of great tips and ideas here in comments. Dried fruit will work just fine with these Hungarian cookies. Put 1 tsp Nut Mixture (below) in centre of square and fold over diagonally. I miss those Christmases. I’ll be interested in hearing how it works out for you if you try it. We used prune butter (also known as (lekvar)) as well as walnut butter. To find those other recipes, just type the word “Hungarian” into the search box in the sidebar. To this day I wonder what happened…… :-)) 1 can evaporated milk, 7 c flour. Here’s my Kohut-family recipe for Kyflies…. Thank you for sharing these recipes, Bonnie! Hi Frank, Mix until well combined and let sit wile yeast … Trying to get back on this thread…I inadvertently unsubscribed. 1 lb. Let the cream cheese and butter come to room temperature and soften. jams and jellies were very unpredictable! Thanks Heather – these have always been a family favorite. Important Note: The various filling flavors spread a bit differently during baking so you may want to fill a few "test" kiffles and bake them to gauge the right amount of filling for each type. Recipe for the KIFLI picture above. No substitutions or excuses. Fold 3 inches of each long side toward the center. You use a lot of oleo. One of the millions of traditions we have is making cookies. Hi Maggie, I loved her Kraut Flakel which was caramelized cabbage and flat egg noodles. Step 5, Roll out balls, fill with apricots… Remove one portion of the dough from the refrigerator and place it on a liberally floured surface. My grandmother Elizabeth was from Hungary and she made these when I was a child. Sharing old family recipes is a great way to honor the memory of loved ones and start new traditions at the same time. Refrigerate until firm, a minimum of 2 hours. My mother in law (Loretta) talked about how her mother Elizabeth was the oldest of 8 first generation Hungarian siblings. Walnut or almond filling; use egg whites and sugar beaten to a meringue state then add nuts and stir. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon. I don’t need to make so many so thought I could save some dough for later. Hopefully they’ll still be delicious! Combine nuts, sugars, and lemon rind and set aside. I roll into sm balls. Jane. Step 1. I lost her recipe in moving around and have tried to duplicate it since. NUT FILLING. I grew up in a family that was half Eastern European and we made LITERALLY this exact same recipe at least three times a year. I think I have found the perfect kifli recipe. Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until very smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. We bring plastic containers which they weigh and then fill, and charge us by the pound. Let the dough warm up and soften a bit, then, one by one, roll each of the 8 balls into a 9 inch circle. don’t know if there’s a difference between these and hers, but the cookie dough of these definitely looks thicker than what I remember. 2 egg whites. My mother made these cookies every year for Christmas. I’ve had it memorized since I was a kid. 1 lb poppyseeds, finely ground Sprinkle with powdered sugar. One of my older sons loved the cookies the most, I think, but he would tell all the other boys, Don’t eat those. Anyone know what the cookie my grandmother made? The recipes provided here are for the Dough, an Apricot Filling, and a Nut Filling.. I also find that moistening the ends of the dough with a little milk before pinching seems to help. I have been baking these cookies for 40 years! King Arthur also recommends that flour blend for a gluten-free version of rugelach, which has a very similar dough to the kiffles (cream cheese and butter). I also hope you’ll think about trying our kiffle recipe. One day my mother used Solo almond filling. I have never been able to trace down the recipe or find something on the internet that matches it.). Flatten each into small patty shape. 1 can evaporated milk Hi Shari, I don’t know about using almond flour alone, but for the few gluten-free baked goods I’ve made, I have had very good luck with King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure-for-Measure Flour. And also I have successfully made these with CHEESECAKE filling, only I make it thicker)! Why cream cheese and not following the traditional sour cream recipe? I ate about 10 of these last night. The dough is mixed,then formed by hand into a round approximately the size of a walnut. I’ve never tried using self-rising flour myself, so I couldn’t comment on whether or not the kiffles would bake up flaky. This is a great tip Claire – thank you so much for sharing! So good. Jane. I also use this for nut rolls. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla. But the price variation between grocery stores is wide in my area (Wisconsin). What kind of fillings do you use? walnuts, toasted. At a certain size, kifli made with dry yeast just spreads out into a flattened shape. I make a recipe handed down from my Slovenian grandmother that uses sour cream instead of cream cheese and granulated sugar in the rolling-out process (which adds a delicate crunch). 1 lb. You’re right, homemade cookies are a labor of love and they make a truly thoughtful gift. Before baking, the folded side was brushed with egg and sugar was sprinkled over them. These were one of my favorite as a child (she used to make some filled with nut roll filling as well, yum yum) I plan on piecing these recipes together in a cookbook with family photos for my daughter. For best results, see our recipe notes below to learn how to roll your dough into a perfect square. hg. We called them Oleo Cookies. 8 c Flour Thanks for your comments. My grandmother was Italian and my mom, aunts, grandma would get together and bake tons of Christmas cookies each year. The word béles means lining or padding and túrós means cottage cheese. And yes! The reason so many girls were named Elizabeth was because that was the queens name and when she died the king decreed that all little girls born be named Elizabeth. Your version sounds great! We do have a Cabbage Noodle recipe on the site as well as Chicken Paprikas and Noodle Dumplings (Nokedli), although those do not use chicken livers as you described. 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