*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Almond Pastry Fingers
 
 Recipe By     : Unknown Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 100  Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Dough:
    5 1/2  cups          flour
      1/2  cup           vegetable shortening
    2 1/2  cups          chopped almonds
    1      teaspoon      cinnamon
                         Filling:
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cloves
                         vegetable oil for frying
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           water
                         Syrup:
    5      cups          sugar
    3      cups          water
 
 Cut shortening into flour; add salt and water to consistency of soft dough.
  Roll dough very thin; cut into strips about 4 inches by 3 inches.  Place on
 each strip 1/2 to 1 teaspoon filling.  Roll lengthwise to make finger strips.
  Use fork to seal finger strips.  Fry in vegetable oil and drain on absorbent
 paper.  Dip in cool syrup while hot.  Do not cover, so they will stay crisp.
 
 Thaktila can be frozen uncooked or cooked, as needed.  Leftover syrup does
  not spoil and may be kept in refrigerator in airtight jar.  Makes 100-120
 pieces.
 
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