Hungarian Walnut Crescent Pastry





Introduction: Hungarian Walnut Crescent Pastry

These pastries are sometimes also referred as cookies. In Hungary they are known as either patko or kifli, which translated to either crescent shaped or horseshoe shaped :)

The common filling are either walnut or poppy seeds.

They are most often found close to and/or on Christmas, although obviously you can bake them anytime, or get them at the bakeries any time, however they are associated with Christmas usually :D

Give these cookies a try and see how you like them too :D

Step 1: Filling

  • 40 dkg ground walnut
  • 32 dkg sugar
  • 4 dkg raisin
  • grated lemon peel
  • 1 dl water


Mix all ingredients and bring to boil, set aside and let cool completely

Step 2: Pastry Skin

  • 50 dkg flour
  • 5 dkg icing sugar
  • salt
  • an egg yolk
  • 20 dkg butter
  • 1 dkg yeast
  • 1.5 dl milk


Mix milk, yolk, and yeast, set aside

Mix flour, icing sugar, salt, and butter until coarse crumbles; pour in milk mixture, knead

Step 3: Forming and Baking

Let rest for 20 minutes then roll flat 3 mm

Cut oval shape

Place filling in the center, roll and shape crescent/horseshoe

Place in lukewarm place for 15 minutes

Preheat oven to350 F

Brush top of each cookies with a yolk

Bake for 20 minutes at least (until nice brown)

Enjoy :D



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My family usually doesn't like things with raisins but these look so good I may try them anyway.