Tayglach (Jewish dessert) recipe – 152 calories
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 lb honey
5 ounces golden raisins
10 ounces unsalted roasted almonds
1 tablespoon sugar (or half amount of Splenda)
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger (or 1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled)
3/4 cup hot filtered water
1/2 cup sweet wine (optional)
1. In a large bowl, make a well of flour, salt and 1 tablespoon sugar.
2. Add the eggs and oil; mix very well with wooden spoon (the dough will be quite elastic).
3. Pinch off large egg-size pieces.
4. Roll these between your hands (lightly flour if needed) until you have a piece as long as a drinking straw.
5. Place on a floured board and roll flat so it is approximately 1 inch wide.
6. Cut into 1 inch pieces; place one almond and two raisins on each piece.
7. Roll into a ball, making sure that it is sealed completely; set aside.
8. In a large pot, bring the honey, sugar and ginger to a boil.
9. Drop the pieces in and reduce the heat to medium.
10. Cook for about 35-40 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon.
11. Adjust the heat to maintain a slow rolling boil.
12. Remove the pieces from honey with a slotted spoon and set aside.
13. Turn the heat to low, add hot water and cook down, stirring frequently.
14. When the mixture is 1/4 gone, remove from heat and return pieces to honey to coat again.
15. Remove with slotted spoon to cookie sheet or flat platter to cool (at this time, you could sprinkle with the remaining crushed almonds).
16. If you want to plump the raisins, drain them, and then soak them in the sweet wine.
Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories from fat: 45
Total fat: 5.1g
Total carbs: 25.8g
Photo credit: Thorsten