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Apricots/Peaches (rec & pics)

 
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MamaC
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Apricots/Peaches (rec & pics) Reply with quote

This is a traditional cookie in Romania... it is not widely known in the world. The recipe is listed in many romanians cookbooks.
The recipe below was made by my friend Laura from Austria not long ago and I had her permission to post it here... however the pictures are mine.
From both of us, we wish you Enjoy it as much as we do.

Apricots/Peaches

Cookie
- 3 eggs
- 200g powder sugar
- 200ml oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- grated peel from 1 lemon
- 600-700g flour

Filling
- 250g ground walnuts
- 50g powder sugar
- 20g cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 Tablespoons of brandy or rum
- 6 Tablespoons of sour jam
- 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons of orange juice
- 2 Tablespoons of raisins soaked in rum

Decorations
- food color (red, yellow and green)
- 500g sugar

Cookie Dough
Beat eggs with sugar, vanilla and the lemon peel, add oil alternating with flour that was mixed with the baking powder. Add only 600 gr. of flour and if it is still sticky add the remaining 100 gr.
The dough should be nice and not sticking to your hand or the bowl. Form little balls the size of a walnut.
Place on ungreased non-stick baking trays or on parchment paper. Leave 2-3 cm between the cookies.
Pres gently (not too much) on each cookie and bake at 160-170
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful sharing. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow MamaC - simply pretty cookie you have there! Smile A few questions here: -

1) How
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

purplegirl wrote:

1) How
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi, do you do your own sour jam or is it store bought?
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alannia wrote:
Vi, do you do your own sour jam or is it store bought?


Smile) I let you guess, the above recipe I added apricot jam ... which was low in sugar and the jam a little tart.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... I am really speechless. You really do a lot of 'jamming' & 'preservation' :lol:

Angie's apricot jam would be good for this.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Alannia , I don't like store bought food unless I really needed or I don't have it in my jars. The rest I am canning all the time.

Yes, any jam will do just not too sweet.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi: Im impressed!!! Very beautiful romania cookies! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi,
is there such a thing call meatball-er? i thought meatball is rolled into balls with hands.. this gadget is interesting
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi - thanks for your tips & reply Wink Wow, what shall I say abour your homemade jam/preserves - speechless! Jaw dropped! :shock: Can you eat all of them? Or do you give some away to friends? Very Happy I think we all here don
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Jo. That tool is a meetball-er, for the lazy people, that is... has 2 pea size holes to the end of each cup. So the juice from meatballs will not squirt you in the face Smile)
I bought this tool not for meatbals, it looked interesting and I knew I can give another use. Now I keep it only for cookies... perfect size.

It was a perfect measure for the recipe above.
However I cut the round in 2 because the cookies were coming out too large.

purplegirl
Thank you.
That is my season to season supply. I do give away to friends, but not too much Smile)
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