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Hungarian kifli recipe

This is the recipe of the traditional Hungarian Kifli.There are many variations,you can make it sweet or salty.It can be filled with jam,walnuts,vanilla,or make it pizza flavored,fill it with cheese or just make it empty,it will taste great with any flavor.Mine is made with ham.


  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make the dough from:
    5OO ml milk,1kg flour,yeast,3 coffe spoon baking powder,pinch of salt,1 coffe spoon sugar,2 dl oil.
    Leave it on a warm place for an hour.
    When it comes up cut it to four pieces.
    From this amount of dough you will get 3O kiflis.It depends on how big you make them.

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your ham to triangles.
    Mix one egg.(the yellow bowl on the picture)
    Mix two spoons of flour with Two spoons of salt and add water to make it like paste.(the white bowl on the picture)

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get one from the four pieces of dough and lenghten it out. It should be really thin.

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 4
    Step 4

    cut it with a knife in to triangle shaped pieces.

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 5
    Step 5

    put one piece of ham on each triangle.If your using jam just put one spoon of it on the middle of each triangle.

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 6
    Step 6

    roll every piece up.

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 7
    Step 7

    oil your pan or put some baking paper in it.Put the kiflis in it.Now get a brush and paint every kifli with the eggs.Spread some sesame on them and sprinkle it with the salty white stuff.
    If your making it sweet(with jam,walnuts,vanilla) leave the salty stuff out.Thats obvious. :)

  • How to bake a crescent roll. Kifli - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bake them in a preheated oven,on 18O C for 2O minutes.When the top gets light brown there done.
    Their nice and crispy,but soft inside.You can make them bigger or really small for snacks.
    You can fill them with just abouth anything that you have laying around in the fridge.Even with leftover chicken, or hot dogs.
    If your making them sweet sprinkle them with cinnamon or powdered sugar.
    Hope you like it,if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
These look yummy - I'm hopefully going to try these out tomorrow as I have all the bits in the house Happy
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Im glad you like them!My Serbian granny used to make them too,only for the Serbian version its a different paste.And she put lemon skin in it.
Lexy-sama · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 7 projects
Hmm yummy.
They look exactly like the ones my aunt in serbia made for us~
I will try to make some of the kiflis ;)
emmilou p.
emmilou p. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
Violetta, these sound really yummy, i think i'll make them for my kids for breakfast tomorrow...thanks for the how-to Happy
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Its the same pastry as for the big ones.
My mom makes them this small,so I like to make them small to.Cuter.Happy
And I made it with ham,but you must know about mákos kifli,diós kifli,lekváros kifli...
Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
Hey! I live in Hungary and never heard of this ham-roll kifli thing but it must be yummy Happy What we call kifli here (in Budapest) is unflavoured and bigger than this one, and its pastry is not that heavy. But let's call it Violetta's kifli ;)
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Ooo...yum. My mouth is watering already. Thanks for posting x
nora c.
nora c. · Strathaven, Scotland, GB · 65 projects
These look great! I'm going to try making them with Nutella chocolate spread....thanks for the recipe Happy
Rachel :3
Rachel :3 · 6 projects
ahhh this looks yummy! i know its 4am here in the uk but i cant sleep so i may just go and try make these haha Happy
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
1. Kifla is on Serbian,its called Kifli on Hungarian.
2.Its a traditional Hungarian food.
So I guess you should look things up,before you leave mean comments.
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