|4 3/4||cups||flour, all-purpose||unsifted|
|4||large||egg yolks||slightly beaten|
Make dough: in a large bowl, place the flour and the butter.
Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the egg yolks and sour cream; stir with a fork until combined.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board or pastry cloth. Knead the dough with your hands until it is smooth and can be shaped into a ball. If dough is too sticky, knead in more flour.
If desired, wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Make filling: In a medium-sized bowl, place the ground walnuts, granulated sugar, milk and almond extract.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in walnut mixture until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Prehead oven to 400F.
Grease baking sheets with solid vegetable shortening.
To shape Kifli: divide the dough into quarters; wrap three of the quarters separately in plastic wrap and set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the remaining quarter of the dough to a 15 x 12 inch rectangle that is 1/8 inch thick.
Using a pastry wheel, cut the rectangle of dough into 3-inch squares.
Place a heaping teaspoon of the walnut filling in the center of each square; bring one corner of the dough over the filling to the opposite corner; pinch edges together.
Place Kifli on baking sheets; brush with the beaten egg.
Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet.
Fill the bottom of a pie plata with confectioners' sugar. Roll Kifli in the sugar.
Let cool on wire racks. Repeat steps with the remaining three quarters of dough.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2014-05-11
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