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Recipe for Walnut Crisps

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Last Updated on January 5, 2022

A Wonderful Recipe for Walnut Crisps

Giving gifts is a Purim tradition.  Filling a Mishloach Manot basket with home-made goodies is sure to warm the heart of the recipient.  These melt-in-the-mouth walnut biscuits are sure to please.

You can substitute almost any nut – chopped or slivered; almonds, pecan nuts, hazel nuts, pistachio or cashew

The most time consuming aspect of biscuit making is the rolling and cutting, but if you use our method, you’ll cut prep time down significantly.

This recipe calls for mixed spice.  Note, mixed spice is NOT allspice. Mixed spice includes a balance of some or all of the following ground spices: cinnamon, coriander seed, caraway, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice, and mace.  Herbs & Spices of the Israeli Kitchen…

If you are not partial to mixed spice, leave it out altogether and you’ll be left with a plain but flavorful butter biscuit.

walnut biscuits

Ingredients

  • 500ml flour
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 1ml salt
  • 2ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 5ml ground mixed spice
  • 125g butter or parev margarine
  • 125ml light brown sugar
  • 125ml white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5ml vanilla
  • 125ml finely chopped walnuts (not powder)

Directions
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice.
  2. Cream butter and slowly add brown and white sugar, beating well.
  3. Beat eggs with vanilla and add to butter mixture, then mix in the flour mixture.  An small electric beater is great for the job.
  4. Lastly add the chopped walnuts
  5. Form dough into 2 long sausages, wrap in greaseproof paper and chill until the dough is firm enough to slice.
  6. Cut into thin rounds and bake on an non-greased baking sheet (we recommend using baking paper for easy clean-up) at 180 C for about 15 minutes.
  7. When done, remove from baking tray and cool on a cake rack.
  8. Makes about 50 delicious biscuits.

Chef’s Tip

For added flavor, roast the nuts before you bake the biscuits.  Place them on a baking sheet and put in a moderate oven until lightly browned.  Watch them very carefully

Enjoy!
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