Daily I am reminded of the gift in friendship. This past month has been a testament to the value of friendship, both new and old. Just before leaving for a 5 day journey to visit my dear friend Veronica of 32 years who lives in Mexico, I had dinner in NY with two friends of 3.2 months. May, I just say that both encounters were precious.
Jess, Ruthie, and I had an evening of shared recipes, shared clothing, kvetching and kvelling. Our newly formed sweet trio shared traditions from our respective cultures. Thank you Ruthie for the Yiddish, and I shared some Lebanese cooking traditions. For dinner, we collaborated to make my favorite recipe flayir bil-flayfli, walnut pepper pies. We topped off the night with a sweet dessert for this sweet trio.
Here is the sweet trio recipe for you to share with your friends, old and new.
Spelt Right dough, fig paste, and walnuts. Perhaps, we should name it, TRIBESSIE (for Beth, Jess, and Ruthie).
Preheat oven to 450F. Thaw and rise Spelt Right dough in package. Cut in 10-12 small pieces. Flatten the pieces in rounds. Set on well oiled baking pan. Blend 1/4 fig paste, 1/2 cup walnuts together. Place a dollop of the mix in the center of the dough. Make into triangles. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes.
Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy.