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Hungarian Butter Horns

Europe, East: Hungarian

This recipe was given to us by an old Dutch woman 43 years ago for a wedding gift. Her gift to us was a recipe box full of her favorite recipes. We have treasured that gift.

I tried many of the recipes and this happens to be my husband's favorite and he requests it instead of a birthday cake.


4 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 envelope of yeast
1 and 1/4 cups butter
3 egg yolks (save egg whites for filling)
1/2 cup sour cream


Mix flour and salt. Mix yeast into flour. Cut butter into flour mixture. Add beaten egg yoks, sour cream and vanilla. Divide dough into 4 balls and set aside.

Beat 3 egg whites until stiff. Add 2 cup of sugar gradually. Fold in 1 cup of chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Drege board with powdered sugar instead of flour. Roll each ball out to the size of a pie plate. Cut into wedges. Spread filling (tsp) onto each wedge, then roll towards center. Mold immediately and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees until lightly browned.

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