Just as I thought. I’m not the only one unfamiliar with this.
Popoques are walnut-shaped cookies with a creamy filling. They take their shape from the walnut design from a special press; there are no walnuts in the recipe.
She bought her walnut shaped maker/press on her last visit home to Armenia. I've looked online and cannot seem to find a website that sells them (and you think you can find everything on the Internet!). Do you happen to know of a place to buy this online?”
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Lisa's description of popoque:
"The walnut-shaped "shell" is sort of like a tender waffle cone and is not overly sweet. Then you have the wonderful, soft filling. Mmmmm. My friend used a filling for hers that had dulce de leche (1 cup), cream cheese (4 oz.), and butter (2 oz.) - and they were heavenly!"
FYI: Dulce de leche is a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from caramelized sugar. This is available in canned form in grocery stores which carry Latin American products.
|Oreshki (Popoque) Press|