Nut corners! Yup that is what Nussecken literally mean. It's a buttery base with a topping loaded with chopped nuts and nut meal. What is great about this is that you could basically use any kind of nuts, I bet this is killer with pecans or even added seeds like sesame or pine nut!
The way I made them is the classic combo for these corners: walnut, hazelnut and almond.
They are fun to nibble on and make quite a nice amount (around 40 pieces)
(40 pieces, depending on size)
130 gr butter
130 gr sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
300 gr flour
1 tsp baking powder
100 gr apricot jam
250 gr butter
150 gr sugar
2 tbsp vanilla sugar
250 gr chopped nuts (I used walnut, hazelnut and almond)
150 gr nut meal (I used hazelnut and almond)
Mix the first part of ingredients into a firm ball of dough. Don't knead. (I creamed the butter and sugar first, then added the rest until it came together) Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Line your oven tray with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C.
Place the dough onto the tray and roll it out (you could roll it on a floured surface first and then transfer it to the tray, whatever you prefer), I doesn't have to fill out the whole tray, but still cover most of it. Spread apricot jam thinly on dough sheet.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, add sugars and 4 tbsp of water. Let come once to a short boil. Put all the chopped nuts and nut meal into the butter, mix until combined and gently pour over rolled out dough, spread evenly and bake for 20 minutes until the sugar bubbles and seems to harden.
After baking let cool completely and cut into squares, then half each square to create triangles.
I let the whole sheet in the fridge over night and then cut into it, it makes much cleaner cuts.