Flodni (Hungarian-Jewish Pastry)

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This is a pastry made with Apple, Walnut, and Poppy Seeds. There are usually many flavours within one: walnut, apple, poppy seeds, cinnamon, dried fruit and plum jam all between sheets of pastry.

For the dough
300 g flour
125 g butter
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 pinch salt
100 ml white wine
2 egg yolks
5 g fresh yeast

Poppy seeds filling
175 g ground poppy seeds
90 g sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon raisins or other dried fruit
1 tablespoon bread crumbs (I used whole)
90 ml water
lemon zest / orange

Walnut filling
150 g ground walnuts
80 g sugar
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (white)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon raisins or other dried fruit
125 ml water
peel of lemon / orange

Apple filling
375 g apples peeled, grated
2 tablespoons raisins or other dried fruit
1 tablespoon ground nuts
1 tablespoon breadcrumbs (white)

Prune stuffing
1 jar of plum jam thick

Place all ingredients in a bowl and knead until dough is elastic and non-sticky.
Then put it in a bag and refrigerate.

Meanwhile prepare the fillings.

Poppy seeds filling
Place in a saucepan of water, sugar and honey and let it on the stove top, until the sugar has melted.
In a bowl, place the dry ingredients, then pour hot water over them (with sugar and honey) and mix well.

Walnut filling
Follow the same procedure above.

Apple filling
Mix all ingredients.

After making the fillings remove the dough from refrigerator and divide it into 5 equal balls, then spread each on trays of 22 cm diameter cake.

Pierce with a fork three of the stretched round shapes of dough and bake them in round baking pans that were previously coated with oil and sprinkled with flour, for 8 minutes at 180C/360F, until they brown.

After you have baked the three tops, take one of the sheets that was not cooked (raw sheet) and lie it in a 22 cm cake pan, pierce it with a fork, then add the Poppy seeds filling over it and level it.

Over Poppy seeds filling place one of the baked sheets and then, on top, place the Walnut filling and level it.

Over the Walnut filling place 2nd baked sheet, pressing gently, and then, on top, place the plum jam / jam and level it.

Place over the Plum jam the 3rd baked sheet, top it with the apple filling, then level it and, at the end, place over it the second unbaked sheet, then pierce with a fork and put it in the oven preheated to 180C/360F for 50 minutes.

Remove from oven and powder sugar over it.

Recipe from Oana Silion

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