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Slovak Pastry (Czech) Recipe

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This recipe for Slovak Pastry (Czech) , by , is from The UWSP Multicultural Affairs Department Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Thursday, March 19, 2009


cup butter
cup sugar
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted flour
tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
tsp. salt

2 egg whites, beaten
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup ground nuts
prune or apricot jam

Cream butter, add sugar, beat well. Add egg yolks and vanilla, beat well. Add dry ingredients and again beat well. Spread dough in 9x13, greased pan; carefully spread on top the jam, then the egg whites which have been beaten well with the sugar. Sprinkle with nuts-bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.




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