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Miriam Wennersten @IlCanePazienza
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Time to get my Slovak on. Grammy’s recipe, typed by Mama on her manual Smith-Corona (note the JMJ at the top). Polish carols: check. Slow motion live tweet begins now. 1/many
2) I think I have enough butter now.
3) Egg yolks, water, flour ready to go. Saving the whites for the nut filling tomorrow.
4) Thanks be to my older sister who gave me a standing mixer. Mixing by hand for 20 minutes was hateful. Don’t know how Grammy did it.
Dang, forgot to put the lemon juice in. Hopefully I got it in there soon enough. Had been mixing for about 5 minutes.
6) She looks thin enough.
7) Starting the second portion of flour with butter.
8) KitchenAid for the win
9) Back to that first half of flour:
10) Now “spread” the flour/butter mixture on the egg yolk/water “dough”
11) No picture here, my hands were like glue and my children exasperated as photographers. “Fold as you would a man’s large handkerchief “. Grammy, wha??? Ok, this means fold this sticky goo anyway you can do it, keep adding flour and scrape as much as possible off the counter.
12) Kind of ugly, but she is ready for her night in the fridge. I’ll do the first roll-out tomorrow morning before 8:00 am mass.
13) alright, I’ve had my coffee, time to go. The “dough” sat overnight to let the butter harden again. It is “layers” of butter-flour and a sort of batter. Now we start turning it into real layers.
14) Rolled our the dough. I was very liberal with the addition of flour to stop sticking. From past experience I think at least another pound of flour gets added during the successive roll-outs. Never seems to be a problem with the finished product.
15). NOW we can fold “like a man’s large handkerchief “!!
16) back in the fridge she goes until I get home from mass and some errands. In other words, longer than the hour it needs.
17) Roll-out #3, followed by the requisite “fold like a handkerchief “. Wrap in plastic again and back in the fridge. Dough is finally dough and actually workable.
14) 4th and final roll-our and fold. Back in the fridge while I make the nut filling.
19) whoopsie in the numbering. Gram’s cookbook doesn’t have a nut filling recipe so about 20 years ago my little sister called her Slovak friend’s mom for a recipe. Still in my sister’s handwriting
20). KitchenAid for another win!
21) the chopped walnuts needed a bit more help from my mini food processor.
21) walnuts needed a bit more chopping.
I doubled the recipe so needed to cut my dough into six pieces. Note the layers I’ve built.
Roll out on section, others in fridge. Time to build roshki.
First batch into the oven for 20 minutes. Now to repeat five times 😒
23ish?). First batch out! I have to eat the ugly ones!
Still putting batches in, but powdered sugar finishes them off. End Thread. Fini.
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