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Nut Roll Recipe

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Elizabeth Tvardzik
Added: Monday, February 23, 2009


6 c flour
2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp yeast
3 eggs, 1 egg yolk
c sugar
1 c milk scalded
2 sticks butter
1 egg

1 pound of ground walnuts, 5 egg whites, 1 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon.

Beat egg whites until frothy; add sugar while beating egg white until stiff. Fold in ground nuts and cinnamon.

Beat yolks and sugar till sugar dissolves. Set aside. Put 3 c flour in mixing bowl; well in flour, add yeast, milk and butter and egg mixture. Mix well. Add enough flour to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Knead 5 minutes. Turn into a clean greased bowl, cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.

After dough has risen, punch it down and divide into 4 rolls. Roll out to 8 x 10 inch rectangle, inch thick. Divide nut filling into 4 portions. Brush melted butter onto the dough. Spread one portion of nut filling over the dough. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style. Place seam side down in greased jelly roll pan. Repeat for other 3 balls of dough. Let rise until doubled (30 minutes). Brush top of each nut roll with egg wash.

Bake 30-40 minutes or till golden brown and done.

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Number Of Servings:
4 nut rolls




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