Walnut Pastry


Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

  • About

One of the best desserts I tasted in Georgia is an East-West hybrid, the treasured recipe of Ira Kandelaki, whose mother was Russian and father Georgian. This cake is called pakhlava, but unlike its close cousin baklava, it is made with a modern Russian baking soda and sour cream dough rather than with phyllo. The result is a tender pastry with a devastatingly rich walnut filling. Serve in small portions.