March 7, 2007

Romanian Walnut Crescents סהרוני אגוזים רומניים

Do you have more than 100 Romanian Walnut Crescents in your kitchen?.."- OK, I'm coming ... Yes I have more than that.. and they are realy good; The dough is crispy and it was very easy to roll it, fold every 5x5 cm square into a small crescent. I've made the dough last night,and It was taken out of the frige 1 hour before rolling it.If you're not sure you need 120 crescents ,bake only half ...I'll try this dough filled with Turkish Delight like my grandma did years ago ..

Romanian Walnut Crescents
from " Our Immigrant Ancestors" Cookbook by Jeff Smith ,recipe taken from Rosey's Recipe Page

1 8-ounce package Philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
16 tablespoons, (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
6 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold water
Filling:4 tablespoons butter( or margarine )
1/2 pound walnuts, ground
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
confectioner's sugar
Put cream cheese and butter in a bowl with the egg, sugar, flour, salt and water. mix well. roll the dough into a log, 10 inches long. wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
(I've made the dough last night)Working with 1/4 of the dough at a time, place it on a floured countertop, turning it over to cat well so that it does not stick.

roll the dough out very thin.
Using a pastry or pizza cutter(It's a great idea to use your Pizza cutter !), cut the dough into 2x2 inch squares.
In a saucepan, place the butter, ground nuts, sugar, and milk and cook until thick, stirring to prevent sticking. add the vanilla. cool slightly before using on the dough.
Place 1/2 teaspoon filling on each square, using the back of a teaspoon to spread it. roll up the square diagonally, from one corner to the opposite corner, or from one side to the opposite side.

form either into a crescent shape, or leave it straight and place the filled dough on an ungreased cookie sheet.
bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated 350 oven until the cookies are light brown.
Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar immediately. let cool. more powdered sugar can be added later.

You can freeze these

Full recipe
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Vcuisine said...

Nice recipe Chanit. Viji

Svetlana said...

It's a wonderful recipe! Thanks for tagging me to "Five things about me"! Must I tagg another five blogers?

chanit said...


Thanks for visiting ! :-)


Thanks for your comment,
This Meme like all others are up to your choice, you can answer the 5 questions as you wish to, or not - as you like, It's not a must to tagg 5 others,but I think It's nice to learn more about friends of this wonderful Food community .;-)

Chris said...

Chanit, these look lovely! I love doughs with cream cheese. It creates such a wonderful texture and taste. Yum!

Roberto said...

I think the gnocchi board is not really necesary Chanit, try to shape them with a fork, that's the way I shape those potatoe genetics decendents.

chanit said...

Thanks chris ! :-)

It's NOT the same..I'm shaping them with a fork but they can be more pretty.. :-) thanks !

Daciana said...

I am from Romania. Congratulations for this recipe :)

chanit said...

Dear Daciana
Thank you you're Welcome !
I'm glad to see you here, please write me more - do you have a cooking Blog or site ?
Thanks for visiting, please come back
Chanit :)

yafa said...

Hi, very good recipe, congratulation, my mom is romanian.

Chanit H. said...

Hi dear Yafa !

Thank you , my mom came from romania too , nice to meet you and your food Blog :)

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