Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Hungary with our delectable Kifli pastries. These crescent-shaped delights are a cherished part of Hungarian culinary tradition, boasting a delicate, flaky texture that melts in your mouth with every bite.

Enjoy the irresistible combination of buttery pastry and your choice of luscious fillings, from tangy jams to rich, nutty blends. Whether paired with a cup of coffee for a morning treat or savored as a delightful dessert, our Kifli pastries promise to transport you to the enchanting streets of Hungary with their authentic taste and irresistible charm.

Here's a traditional recipe for Hungarian Kifli:


For the dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • Jam of your choice (apricot, raspberry, strawberry, etc.)
  • Finely chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.)

For brushing:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk


1- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.

2- Gradually add the flour and salt to the butter mixture, mixing until a smooth dough forms. Divide the dough into two equal portions, shape each portion into a disk, wrap them in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.

3- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4- On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of the chilled dough into a circle about 1/8 inch thick. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into triangles.

5- Place a small spoonful of jam or a sprinkle of chopped nuts at the wide end of each triangle. Gently roll up each triangle from the wide end to the tip to form crescent shapes. Place the crescents on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one.

6- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and milk to create an egg wash. Brush the tops of the crescents with the egg wash.

7- Bake the Kifli in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

8- Allow the Kifli to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

9- Once cooled, store the Kifli in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy these delicious crescent-shaped pastries filled with your favorite jam or nuts with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful treat!

Nutritional Values:

Here's an approximate nutritional breakdown for the ingredients used in the Hungarian Kifli recipe. Please note that actual values may vary based on specific brands and quantities used:

For the dough:

All-purpose flour (2 cups):

  • Calories: 900
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 190g
  • Fat: 2g

benefits:Provides carbohydrates for energy and a small amount of protein for muscle repair and growth.

Unsalted butter (1 cup):

  • Calories: 1628
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fat: 184g

benefits:Contains fat-soluble vitamins, provides energy, and adds richness to the pastry.

Sour cream (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 246
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 23g

benefits:Adds moisture and richness to the dough and provides a source of calcium and probiotics.

Granulated sugar (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Provides sweetness and acts as a source of quick energy.

Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon):

  • Calories: 12
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Enhances flavor and aroma without adding calories or significant nutrients.

Salt (1/4 teaspoon):

  • Calories: 0
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

benefits:Enhances flavor and helps regulate fluid balance and nerve function in the body.

For the filling:

Jam (apricot, raspberry, strawberry, etc.):

  • Nutritional values vary based on the specific type and brand of jam used. Generally, jams are high in sugar and carbohydrates.

benefits:Adds sweetness and flavor to the pastry, and depending on the fruit used, may provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.):

  • Nutritional values vary based on the specific type of nuts used. Nuts are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and various vitamins and minerals.

benefits:Provide healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin E and B vitamins), minerals (such as magnesium and phosphorus), and antioxidants. Nuts are beneficial for heart health, brain function, and overall well-being.

For brushing:

Egg yolk (1):

  • Calories: 55
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fat: 4g

benefits:Adds a glossy finish to the pastry and provides protein, fat, and various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin D, and choline.

Milk (1 tablespoon):

  • Calories: 9
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fat: 0g

Keep in mind that the total nutritional values for the Kifli will depend on factors such as the amount of filling used and the size of each pastry. Additionally, these values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and preparation methods.


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