Walnut Mutekke

RatingDifficultyIntermediate
Prep Time20 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins
Pastry
 225 g plain flour
 75g butter, cubed and freezed for 30 minutes to 1 hour
 125 sour cream
 1 egg yolk pinch of salt
 1/2 tsp baking powder
Filling
 250g walnuts
 100g sugar
 1 egg white
 1 tbsp honey
 1 orange zest
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1/2 tsp ground cardamom Icing sugar for dusting
1

Place flour and cubed butter into a bowl of vitamix in listed order and pulse on speed 5 a few times until mixture resembles crumbs (3-5 pulses within 3-4 second intervals).

2

Move the mixture to a bench or a mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and add sour cream and egg yolk. Mix gently until dough comes together. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces, shape into discs, wrap in cling film and set aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.

3

In the meantime make the walnut filling, prepare and line cooking tray and preheat oven to 160C Fan Forced.

4

To make the walnut filling place all ingredients into the bowl of vitamix and pulse on speed 5 until your mixture turns into a paste with some walnuts still remaining in small chunks for texture.

5

Place one of the dough discs onto lightly floured bench and roll to 5mm thick. Cut into 8 triangles like you would with pizza. Place 1 tsp of walnut mixture onto wide end of each triangle, tuck the wide sides and roll towards the end point.

6

Place mutekke cookies on a tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, move to a cooling rack. Once cooled roll in icing sugar.

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Ingredients

Pastry
 225 g plain flour
 75g butter, cubed and freezed for 30 minutes to 1 hour
 125 sour cream
 1 egg yolk pinch of salt
 1/2 tsp baking powder
Filling
 250g walnuts
 100g sugar
 1 egg white
 1 tbsp honey
 1 orange zest
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1/2 tsp ground cardamom Icing sugar for dusting

Directions

1

Place flour and cubed butter into a bowl of vitamix in listed order and pulse on speed 5 a few times until mixture resembles crumbs (3-5 pulses within 3-4 second intervals).

2

Move the mixture to a bench or a mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and add sour cream and egg yolk. Mix gently until dough comes together. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces, shape into discs, wrap in cling film and set aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.

3

In the meantime make the walnut filling, prepare and line cooking tray and preheat oven to 160C Fan Forced.

4

To make the walnut filling place all ingredients into the bowl of vitamix and pulse on speed 5 until your mixture turns into a paste with some walnuts still remaining in small chunks for texture.

5

Place one of the dough discs onto lightly floured bench and roll to 5mm thick. Cut into 8 triangles like you would with pizza. Place 1 tsp of walnut mixture onto wide end of each triangle, tuck the wide sides and roll towards the end point.

6

Place mutekke cookies on a tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, move to a cooling rack. Once cooled roll in icing sugar.

Walnut Mutekke
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