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Samsa recipe

6 oz Walnuts, shelled, crushed
1 1/2 tb Sugar
1 1/2 tb Butter, unsalted, softened
1 1/2 c All purpose flour
1/2 ts Salt
2/3 c Lukewarm water (110
-degree F)
4 tb Butter, unsalted, softened
4 tb Confectioner's sugar
2 c Vegetable oil
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FILLING: Toss walnuts, butter, & sugar. set aside at room temperature. DOUGH: Put flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle pour the water into the well, add salt, & 1/2 of the butter. Stir the flour into the flour mix slowly until absorbed. At this point, beat the mixture firmly until a good firm dough is made. Make the dough a ball. On floured surface, roll the ball out into a retangle approx. 18" x 16". Brush the dough with the remaining butter and fold into quarters. Roll it out again as thinnly as you can. Cut dough into a rectangle 18' x 16" then cut the dough into 2" squares. Place a teaspoon of walnut filling into the center of each square then draw up the 4 corners to the middle. Pinch the corners together to seal. Heat oil in a deep pot or a fry-well to 375 degrees F. Drop in 8-10 fritters at a time and fry them for 3 mins. then remove to draining rack. Sprinkle with the Confectioner's sugar and serve.

Cuisine: Kazakh
Source: Dr. Donald Houston's collection. ORIGIN: Marissa Kachev, Almaty-Kazakhstan, circa 1993
Recipe category: Breads-and-Pastry > Pies, Breads-and-Pastry > Other

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