Búrkifli – Walnut and poppy seed crescents

by | Apr 1, 2022 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Búrkifli is a crescent shaped Hungarian bakery product, that is made from puff pastry and filled with ground walnuts or poppy seeds. Puff pastry is usually an ingredient you buy in the grocery store freezer section, it’s not that kind of thing you’d make yourself. However, homemade puff pastry is worth the time and effort, it’s much more delicious than the store-bought sheets.

Making homemade all-butter puff pastry is not as difficult as you might think. It only takes 5 ingredients and will be ready in about 1,5 hour. Similar to plunder dough puff pastry is folded several times to layer butter within the dough and create flaky layers. Between two foldings the dough sits in the fridge chilling for 15 minutes.

Búrkifli - Walnut and poppy seed crescents
Búrkifli – Walnut and poppy seed crescents – photo: zserbo.com
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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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