Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hungarian Kifilies

The is a recipe for a Hungarian Kifiles (KEE-flees). We have them every year and only at Christmas. My grandma used to them very tiny, but my mom and I haven't been able to master that so ours tend to be more of a "two biter". They are light, flaky and not overly sweet. We make them with both prune or apricot lukvar, but I like the prune the best. These are the kind of cookies that will cause folks to hover in the kitchen and risk a burned mouth to eat them hot out of the oven. Consider yourself warned :0)

Hungarian Kifiles
2 C Butter
4 C Flour
4 Egg Yokes
1 C Sour Cream
Prune or Apricot Lukvar (located in the store with pie fillings)
Combine ingredients, divide into 5 balls of dough and chill overnight. (If you are not going to make the cookies up the next day, put the dough in the fridge as it will turn gray if left in the fridge too long)

Roll the dough out thinly and then cut into squares (the more even the squares, the easier to roll them)

Put a small dollop of filling and roll up like a crescent roll.
Brush with egg white and bake 20 minutes at 350.
As soon as they come out of the oven dust with powdered sugar and let cool. Once cooled, sprinkle again.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Bacon on a Date

I'm linking up to the Favorite Appetizer Linky Party at Life in Grace.
Saturday night we hosted our annual Holiday Bash and these little babies are a MUST have. 
So simple, but they are like super yummy.
Folks raise an eyebrow at first, but once they taste them they're hooked.

Bacon on a Date
1 lb bacon (slice each stip into thirds)
1/2 lb smoked almonds
2 lb of Sun Dates (one tub at costco)
Pit the dates and insert 2 almonds
Wrap with bacon (you may need to secure with toothpick)
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes ~ serve immediately or at room temp