Friday, December 4, 2015

Walnut apricot jam pastry


These were delicious and perfect to use up some leftover ground walnuts I brought with myself from Hungary. The shapes were really fun as well.

Ingredients
3.5 tbsp butter
0.5 cup milk
0.25 cup water
1 tsp yeast
2.25 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
0.25 tsp salt
1 cup ground walnuts
2-3 tbsp sugar
0.5 cup apricot jam

Preparation
Bloom the yeast in the water with a small portion of the sugar. Add in the flour, salt, melted butter.

Warm the milk and add to the bowl as well, with the remaining sugar. Knead for 5 minutes and allow to double in size covered, in a warm place.


Cut into six equal portions. Roll out each portion to 1/8-inch-thick rectangle.


In a bowl mix the ground walnuts, jam, and sugar. Spread one sixth of the mixture onto the rolled out dough sheets. Roll up each like a jelly roll. Then twist it into a snail shape.


Place onto a parchment paper-line cookie sheet. Allow to double in size.


Using scissors, cut each to allow air to release during baking. Optionally, brush with egg wash for a glossy finish. Bake at 350F until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Cool on a cookie rack.

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