Orikhova Masa (Walnut Filling)

         Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Russian, Christmas, Desserts

3/4 c Butter 3/4 c Powdered Sugar 3/4 c Walnuts Or Almonds; Grated 1 tb Whipping Cream Or Evaporated -Milk 4 lg Egg Whites 1/2 c Unbleached All-Purpose Flour Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and beat well. Combine the grated walnuts, cream and flour, mixing well. If almonds are used, add a drop of almond extract. NOTE: Use only fresh nuts for baking. Nuts have a high oil content and deteriorate rapidly. To maintain freshness, store large quantities of nuts in the freezer.