Friday, December 23, 2011

A Bit Late...But As Promised...Hungarian Butterhorn Recipe

Hello Readers...

First, does not matter which of the holidays you are celebrating (Kwanza, Hanukkah or Christmas) may I wish all of you a joyous and happy Holiday Season, and wish each of you success and joy in 2012.

Do apologize, but the hustle and bustle of the season just seems to have me busy, and running behind schedule (in the best of ways). Baking has been a BIG thing this week, and have had so much fun playing Santa, delivering baked goods to my various friends and neighbors here in Mountaindale these past few days, and the compliments coming back my way have been so appreciative. Tonight, had dinner at the Mountaindale Inn, and OMG the Prime Rib was superb...the only bad news in the evening if you can call it that, is Ed was SOLD OUT by just after 8:00 PM, those arriving late being told, sorry, there is just no Prime Rib in the Inn, but we would be happy to get you a drink and offer you something from our standard fare.

My original intent had been to post the recipe for Hungarian Butterhorns yesterday, but if I must admit, though I baked these delicious cookies yesterday, holiday duties called, and this is the first opportunity I have had to post the recipe...and a couple (three) pictures. Do hope those of you who give them a try enjoy suggestion...MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH.

Hungarian Butter Horns Best-Ever Recipe

4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 packet Fleischman's yeast (the cake kind...if you use the dry, you have to pee-activate it)
Mix and add
1/2 cup butter * can do quite fine with using JUST BUTTER...from Land of Lakes
1/4 cup lard
1/2 cup Crisco
Add 3 egg yolks
1 cup sour cream (Breakstones)
1 tsp. McCormick pure vanilla not use the artificial kind please.
Form into 3 balls and chill 5 hours or overnight
Roll out balls with powdered sugar (yes, Domino's powdered sugar, not flour) and cut with pizza cutter. Then spoon filling on and shape/roll into crescent.

3 egg whites 1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts

Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly browned. 
Frost when cool. (Frosting follows)
Sprinkle with Domino's powdered sugar when almost cooled. (Not overly difficult)
I promised to be on tomorrow with our trademake "News on the Run" as well as some fun Christmas Eve stuff...just not sure what yet.