By Zarela Martínez
Many Mexican weddings are accompanied by fruta de horno, literally “fruit of the oven”—a cornucopia of small baked sweetmeats and pastries, often ordered from convents that specialize in these delicacies. This is a favorite in Chihuahua.
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Chop the pecans finely with a heavy knife and set aside.
Sift the flour and salt together into a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with two knives or a pastry blender until the mixture is like coarse, crumbly sand. Add the egg yolks and mix gentl