Hungarian Coffee Crescents Recipe


Difficulty LevelBetter BuyHealth IndexHealthy++


 All purpose flour3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Sugar3 Tablespoon
 Unsalted butter1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg yolks3 , beaten
 Dry yeast/2 cakes fresh yeast dissolved in 1/2 cup lukewarm milk2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Egg whites3 (At Room Temperature)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Ground walnuts/Pecans1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg1 , beaten

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5268 Calories from Fat 2198

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 251 g386.3%

Saturated Fat 127.3 g636.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1250.5 mg

Sodium 345.9 mg14.4%

Total Carbohydrates 681 g227.1%

Dietary Fiber 27.1 g108.3%

Sugars 359.6 g

Protein 87 g174.1%

Vitamin A 131.1% Vitamin C 1.9%

Calcium 37.4% Iron 149.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


For pastry: Combine dry ingredients in processor or bowl.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add yolks, yeast mixture and vanilla and blend until combined.
Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Remove dough from refrigerator and divide into 6 equal pieces.
For filling: Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gradually beat in 2/3 cup sugar.
Combine remaining sugar with cinnamon and nuts.
Grease baking sheet(s) or use heavy duty foil.
Roll out 1 piece of dough into very thin round on lightly floured surface.
Brush with egg white and then sprinkle with some of nut mixture.
Using sharp knife, cut into 8 equal wedges.
Starting at large end, roll wedges up, shaping gently into crescent.
Transfer to prepared sheet(s) or foil, spacing about 2 inches apart.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes to rise.
Preheat oven to 350° F .
Lightly brush each crescent with beaten egg.
Bake until crisp and pale gold, about 20 minutes.
Let cool on wire rack.
Dust with powdered sugar.
If baking crescents ahead, let cool, wrap tightly and freeze.
Defrost in refrigerator the day before serving.
Crisp in 350°F oven on day of party .
When cool, arrange on serving platter and cover lightly; do not return crescents to refrigerator.