Polynees – from Nana

This is one of the oldest recipes in the family cookbook. It is from our Nana (Barbara Burghart Naff – (1885 to 1953) Jane and I remember her well. She made us wonderful quilts and doll clothes. She was born in Illinois while her father was fighting Indians in Colorado.


For Crust
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups flour

For Filling:
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 egg whites


For crust:   Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks and flour.  Work until smooth.  Chill at least 1 hour.

For filling:   Mix almonds, sugar and egg whites.  Beat until smooth and fluffy – about 15 minutes.

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