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Carole Towriss's Kazak Samsa

Carole Towriss grew up in beautiful San Diego, California. Now she and her husband live just north of Washington, DC. In between making tacos and telling her four children to pick up their shoes for the third time, she reads, writes, watches chick flicks and waits for summertime to return to the beach. You can find her at www.CaroleTowriss.com.

Carole's Latest Book: By the Waters of Kadesh 
(Book 2 in the Journey to Canaan Series)

Kamose, once Egypt’s most trusted soldier, no longer has a country to serve or king to protect. Moses insists God has a plan for him, but Kamose is not so sure. Tirzah’s cruel husband died shortly after they left Egypt. She escaped his brutality, but now she’s alone, and once they reach their new land, how will she survive? Gaddiel, Tirzah’s brother-in-law, is chosen as one of the twelve spies sent to scout out Canaan. He’s supposed to go in, get information and come back, but all he really wants is to bring down Joshua.


Carole's recipe for Kazak Samsa

We have four children, three of whom are adopted from Kazakhstan. We wanted to find a recipe from their country of birth, but in Kazakhstan they eat a lot of mutton and horse meat, and they don’t eat dessert as we know it, so it took a while before we found a dish that would please little kids. We think this one is a hit. It can be made with meat, but the sweet version is our favorite.

FILLING:
6 oz walnuts, shelled, crushed
1 ½ tablespoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoon butter, unsalted, softened

Mix all ingredients together and set aside

DOUGH:
You can use any dough recipe you like, or cheat like I do and buy the premade kind. J

Roll the dough out to about 18” square.  Cut into 2” squares.  Place a teaspoon of filling in each square and draw the four corners to the middle, or fold over to a triangle. Pinch to seal.  Place on greased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown.