Jewish Honey-Nut Puff Clusters

Taiglach

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    18

    clusters
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

One of the most unusual Jewish pastries, this consists of nuts and dozens of tiny baked puffs of dough, simmered in honey and glued into mounds, crowns or pyramids. The honey sets so that it’s no longer sticky.

Taiglach are served at Jewish New Year in the fall or to break the Yom Kippur fast. Taiglach (or taygleh), “little bits of dough” in Yiddish, is the Ashkenazic (Eastern European) name; Sephardic Jews call this pinyonati, derived from the name for p