(Pastry filled with almonds and honey and dipped in syrup).  Ladino cookies submitted by Ms. Miriam Kurzwell from Israel.  A Rosh Hashana recipe from her grandmother.  For metric measures contact Ms. Kurzwell at miriamk@brorhail.org.il  Also from my deceased mother in law, Sarah Abravanel Eskenazi)  Measures here are American.


200gr margarine (or1 cup oil)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
5 cups sifted flour (approximate)

Mix the ingredients to form a smooth medium dough.   Roll the dough on a floured surface to 1/2 cm. thickness.


1 1/2 cup ground almonds
! 1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp honey
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves

Mix the filling ingredients together.  For a sweeter filling, use 1 tsp cinnamon instead of cloves).  Cut the dough into rounds ( 2 to 2 1/2 inches across) and place a small amount of filling on each round.  Pinch edges together over the filling.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and bake about 30 minutes at 350F or until browned.  Using this recipe you should have about 30 cookies.


1 cup sugar
3 tbsp. honey
1 1/2 cups water

Boil ingredients until sticky.  Place Travados into syrup for about 1/2 minutes.   Remove from syrup. You may wish to sprinkle Travados with toasted sesame seeds while sticky.   Allow to cool.  Store in closed box when cool.  May be frozen.

Fuente: http://www.sephardim.com/

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