Thursday, December 8, 2011

Creating a Family through Food

At the beginning of the semester, my professor asked us to each bring in a recipe that we use in our families. Whether that be a recipe passed down through our family our something that has come about in recent years, we needed to type it up and describe when we would use it and what it means to our family.

For my recipe, I chose to do our traditional Polish Kifli recipe. This recipe is from my mom's step-dads family. when his family came over from Poland, "on a ship," he would always tell us, this recipe came with them. It is a recipe that we only make once a year, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. All the women in my family, that are important to me, come together to make these and we give them out to our friends to say "thanks" for all the have done for us throughout the year.

Campbell Family Kifli Recipe

-          4 cups flour
-          1 lb. Butter
-          6 Egg Yolks
-          8 oz. Sour Cream
            Mix ingredients well and store overnight in refrigerator.

Nut Mixture
-          2 lb. Walnuts (chopped fine)
-          6 Egg Whites (beat before adding to nut mixture)
-          1 lb. Powder Sugar
-          1 tsp. Vanilla
-          1 tsp. Rum Extract
-          1 tsp. Lemon Extract
Mix all ingredients together, making sure that nuts are finely chopped and egg whites already beaten and store overnight in refrigerator.

-          Preheat oven to 350degrees.
-          Roll dough into 1-inch balls and coat with flour
-          Roll out dough balls with rolling pin into thin rounds and put a tablespoon of nut mixture in middle, then roll into crescent shape.
-          Continue process until complete.
-          Bake 12-14 minutes (until edges are slightly brown)
-          Let cool completely
-          Dust with powder sugar. 


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