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“This makes a nice tray pastry cut into fingers or squares. The crust is covered with flavorful jam layered over with cut walnuts, and topped with a sparkly meringue. Recipe from my Moldavian MIL.”
1hr 15mins
54 2

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dough:
  2. Combine flour, butter. salt, 2 tablespoons sugar and baking powder.
  3. Add egg yolks and blend in well.
  4. If dough is too stiff, add a little milk to make into manageable, spreadable dough.
  5. Spread into a 12"x18"x1" baking pan.
  6. Bake in 350°F oven for about 15 minutes or until cake layer is set.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Assembly:
  9. Spread with jam.
  10. Sprinkle cut-up walnuts over the jam, pressing down lightly with palm to set them.
  11. Meringue topping:
  12. Whip egg whites to soft peaks.
  13. Add 1/2 cup sugar slowly beating constantly to form stiff meringue.
  14. Spread meringue over walnuts, clear to edges of pan.
  15. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over top of meringue.
  16. Return to 350°F oven and bake another 15 minutes or until meringue is nicely golden and cake layer is done.
  17. When cool, slice into squares or fingers.
  18. Makes 72 - 1"x3" fingers or 54 - 2" squares.

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