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Sunday, February 27, 2011


Super sweet - crumbles away with a walnut crunch in the middle..


500g plain flour
250g melted butter
2 eggs (whisked)
60g sugar
1/2 sachet baking powder

For the filling:

50g blended walnuts
50g finely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 spoons of sugar
3 drops of vanilla essence
1 vanilla sugar
50ml milk

For the Syrup:

500g sugar
700ml water
Lemon rounds


In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, eggs and baking powder. Add melter butter and mix well until you get a smooth and soft texture. Leave to cool in the fridge for about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, place sugar and water in a medium sized saucepan, add lemon rounds and bring to boil. Leave to simmer for about 15 minutes and then cool.

For the filling, combine walnuts with sugar, vanilla sugar, add vanilla essence to milk in a separate small saucepan and bring to boil. Pour hot milk over walnut mixture and combine. Leave to cool.

Take the dough and divide into small circles, flatten into an oval shape. Spread a small amount of the walnut mixture down the centre with a spoon and then fold one side and then the other and shape. Place in a big baking tray and bake for 30-40 minute on 200C.

Pour the lemon syrup over, they should be floating in the syrup and place in fridge over night. To serve drizzle some extra syrup.

Happy Baking.

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