Kakastaréj – Walnut crescent rolls

by | Dec 3, 2021 | Breads, buns & biscuits

Kakastaréj is a walnut filled, crescent shaped sweet pastry from Hajdúböszörmény, a little town in the eastern part of Hungary. The word kakastaréj translates as rooster comb and it refers to the scored, bent shape of the crescents. The following recipe yields 12 rolls.

Kakastaréj - Walnut crescent rolls
Kakastaréj – Walnut crescent rolls – photo: zserbo.com
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