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Borekas De Muez (Nut Cookies) (P, TNT)
Source: "Sephardic Cooking Book," by Viki Koronyo and Sima Ovadya; translated from Turkish by me
Yield: 25

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
8 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. melted margarine
Flour (book says as much as it will absorb; it was about 250g in my estimation)

250g ground walnuts (I used 100g, but then again, I do not like walnuts too much).
1 tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 tbsp. jam (This is to bind the sugar and the walnuts together. I think you can use water for this.)
Pinch of salt

1 egg yolk (For brushing. I used a whole egg; they came out whiter.)

Make Dough:
Mix all ingredients for the dough together. It should be quite a soft dough.

Make Filling:
Mix all ingredients for the filling (except for the egg yolk) together.

Assemble and Glaze:
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.

Cut out circles from the dough, place filling on one side, fold into half circle and pinch ends together. (We made rings, crescents, and half moons.) Brush borekas with egg yolk.

Bake for about 20 minutes. The bottoms should get golden brown.

Posted by Nita Ozkatalan Kurrant

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A