To dress up ordinary bar cookies or pastries to serve to guests, I place individual servings in muffin cup liners for a quick, attractive presentation on a pretty serving plate. —Renee Z., Tacoma, Washington
This Hungarian pastry has always been a family favorite. The dough is rich and soft , and the layers of nuts and jam make a delicious filling.
Tip: Try using a floured pastry cloth when rolling out the dough. It makes placing the dough into the pan easier.
Perfect for a casual gathering or fancier event, this recipe from field editor Nancy Foust of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania is a crowd-pleaser. "These special bars were among 40 kinds of cookies and bars I made for my niece's wedding reception," she says.