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Mike Mazur's Balish

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Why I Love This Recipe

A recipe from my Polish step grandfather :)

Ingredients You'll Need

1/4 Lb oleo (yuck! how bout crisco)
1/4 butter
1/2 LB philadelphia cream cheese
2 Cups sifted flour
Add filling none noted on recipe but I've used the following:
Walnut filling
1/2 cup milk
2 TBS butter
2/3 cups sugar
1 LB walnuts crushed
1 TBS vanilla
Fresh fruit:
3 Cups fresh fruit
3 TBS sugar
1 TBS water
2 tsp Cornstarch
Cream cheese:
6oz cream cheese
1/4 tsp lemon juice
3 TBS sugar
1 egg yolk
or Jam or preserves
or pie filling
Powder sugar for dusting


cream "oleo" and cheese together

Add flour a little at a time

Roll dough in tube cover in plastic wrap and fridge overnight

Next day:

roll about 1/8th " thick

cut in 2"by 2" squares

Add filling

Walnut filling:

Heat milk, butter, sugar and vanilla together

Remove from heat stir in 1 LB walnuts crushed

Fresh fruit:

Heat all ingredients until thickened some

Cream cheese filling:

Stir all together until smooth

or Jam or preserves for filling

or pie filling

pinch opposite corners together or roll up like cigar and put on greased tin

Bake at 375F until lightly browned

Dust w/ powdered sugar

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