Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Walnut's magic wands

or, walnuts bars, or white bars..there are different names, but the taste, and melting, crispy  feeling in your mouth is the same :)
These bars are traditionally made for Christmas, but you can made them whenever you want :)






Ingredients are simple, but the taste is very special.


Ingredients

     * 300 grams ground walnuts
     * 300 grams sugar
     * 2 tablespoons rum
     * 4 egg whites
     * 200 g of fine granulated sugar
     * pinch of salt
     * to taste a little lemon juice


Mix the ground walnuts, powdered sugar, rum. In other bowl, with a mixer, whisk one egg white. Add to walnuts mixture and make a dough.  
 


Roll the dough  (about 1 cm thick) on the table, lightly spread with flour. 



Cut the dough into bars ("štangice"). Arrange them in the pan, on baking sheet.



From the remaining 3 egg whites make a meringue. Mix egg whites with a  pinch of salt , add a little lemon juice and gradually add granulated sugar, and mix until sugar dissolves.  



Fill a pastry bag with the meringue and start to decorating bars. Put the pan into preheated oven and dry for several hours at 80 degrees celsius.  



Meringue must solidify and remain white.




Orahovi prutići








Sastojci
30 dag mljevenih oraha
30 dag šećera u prahu
2 žlice ruma
4 bjelanjka
20 dag kristal šećera
prstohvat soli
malo limunovog soka

Od oraha, šećera u prahu, ruma i jednog bjelanjka umijesite tijesto. Bjelanjak lagano izlupati pa ga dodati orasima. Tijesto razvaljajte na pobrašnjelog podlozi (na debljinu od oko 1 cm) i izrežite u prutiće. Poslažite ih u pleh od pećnice, na papir za pečenje. Preostala 3 bjelanjka s prstohvatom soli i malo limunovog soka istucite u čvrsti šaum pa postepeno dodajte kristal šećer, dok se šećer ne otopi. Ovaj šaum stavite u vrećicu za ukrašavanje i istisnite po prutićima. Prutiće sušiti u pećnici, na plehu obloženom papirom za pečenje (na donjoj razini) nekoliko sati, na 50-70 stupnjeva. Snijeg (šaum) mora očvrsnuti i ostati bijel.
Prutići su finiji kad odstoje par dana.

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