Bow Tie Cookies filled with jam and Turkish Delight, some delicious cookies that simply melt in the mouth. These are the famous Romanian "Cornulete", the cookies the whole nation is crazy about. Super easy to make, and quick too.
To make the pastry, pour the warm water in a cup or small jug, add the yeast, one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of flour, and mix well.
Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the yeast is foamy.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, and make a well in the middle.
Add the salt, yeast mixture, sparkling water, eggs, soften butter cut into cubes, sugar, sour cream and vinegar.
Knead into a dough, adding more flour if necessary until we get a dough that comes together nicely, and it's just slightly sticky, but can still be rolled without sticking to the work surface,
Cut the dough into half, and roll the first half with a rolling pin, then cut squares of approximately 2 inches each.
If you use Turkish delight, cut it into strips, then add it to each square, then bring two opposite corners together and wrap to have the shape of a bow tie (see photos).
If you use jam, add about half a teaspoon of jam into a strip, then fold.
Bake int he preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for about 30 minutes or until golden.