Here’s an old recipe how-to clipped from a newspaper, date unknown. Kifli is a hungarian pastry, see this article for more information and a picture: Wikipedia: Kifli. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.
Here’s How To Make ‘Kifli’
SO, to make about 120 you’ll need: 6 cups sifted flour, 1/2 pound lard, 1/2 pound butter, 2 egg yolks, 1 whole egg, 1/2 can (large) evaporated milk and 1 cake yeast.
Crumble yeast fine into flour, work in shortening like pie dough. Add egg yolks, whole egg and milk, work with hands until dough pulls from side of board.
Form balls (about the size of a nickel) chill. Roll out very thin with powdered sugar. Add 1/2 teaspoon nut filling, from roll. Bake on well greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees about 15 or 20 minutes.
For the Nut Filling: Cook 1 pound ground walnuts, 1/2 pound box graham crackers (ground with walnuts) 1 cup sugar, 2 egg yolks and 1/2 to 1 cup milk, until thickened. Cool filling before putting on dough.