Anyone who grew up with Eastern European neighbors will recognise these buttery fruit and nut filled gems.
Combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter (original recipes used lard) using pastry cutter, 2 knives or food processor until particles are the size of moderate seeds. Mix yeast with sour cream then lightly beat egg yolk and add to sour cream and yeast mixture. combine the two mixtures using a heavy duty spoon, fork or your hands. If dough is too wet add a small amount of additional flour. Form dough into 2 - 3 loafs. wrap in plastic or foil and chill over night in refrigerator.
Recipes vary widely as to construction of the kiffle and this recipe will work for all. Make the egg wash. While the dough is still chilled break off a ball the size of a golf ball. Hand roll untill the ball is even. Place on a floured board and rollout into a 4-5 inch circle. Cut circle into 6 wedges. separate on the board. Place scant spoon in center of wedge toward the back edge. Roll from back edge to point, place on parchment covered or non stick cookie sheet.
Brush with egg wash and bake in 350 - 400 degree oven until golden brown, 10 - 15 minutes depending on temperature. Higher temperature makes a flakier product but can result in quicker burning. Moisture content of filling will effect baking time.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. As the filling tends to leak out lowels are not recommended. when cool kiffles may be sugared with powdered sugar either from a shaker or tossed in a paper or plactic bag.
These pastry/cookies freeze well so make lots.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (72g)|
|Recipe Makes: 50|
|Calories from Fat: 145 (62%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 16.1g||21 %|
|Saturated Fat 9.2g||46 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1g|
|Cholesterol 144.1mg||44 %|
|Sodium 84.2mg||3 %|
|Potassium 79.2mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 18.6g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.4g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 18.2g|
|Protein 3.8g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 232
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