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Grandma's Nut/Poppy Seed Roll Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy Sanders
Added: Friday, June 16, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 Pkg Yeast
3 1/2 C Whole Milk
2 C Margarine
3 1/4 C sugar
4 Eggs
2 tsp Salt
10+C flour
1Lb bag shelled walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
O.K - I have had my experiences with this and it is from a high altitude perspective. This recipe requires practice and it is never the same for me.
Take 1 3/4 C of your margarine and let soften. Put about 1/4 C warm water in a cup and put your yeast in with a pinch of sugar - let stand for about 10 minutes. Scald the milk and let cool to luke warm. Cream the margarine and sugar, add yeast, add eggs, add milk and begin to put in the flour. It will be very awkward at first but if you have a mixer that can start the blending it will help. Eventually you will need to bring the mixture out of the mixer and knead with your hands on a board. Depending on your altitude - my grandmother taught me that the feel was what was important. The feel is slightly sticky but you are able to move it around on your kneading board without it sticking (I use a wood board). Always be careful how much flour you use. Here in Colorado I really use about 12 - 15C of flour. You want it to be moist.

Once you feel your dough is ready place it in a large bowl and let it rise to twice it's size. I usually place it over the oven.

During this time I grind the walnuts and mix them with 2 1/2 C sugar.

After the dough had risen to twice its size punch it down and knead it for a few minutes again and let it rise to twice its size a second time.

Punch it down and cut it into 4ths

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch and try to keep it in a square. Generously brush the top with the marg - sprinkle a quarter of the nut mixture over the buttered portion then role - again a practiced talent. My suggestion - you have to pull the dough and roll. You want to maintain even consistency.
Place 2 rolls on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 Rolls
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I am offering lessons for a nominal fee. Don't know that I have the art yet but wanted to throw this in for those who are willing to try. Poppyseed can be substituted for nuts. I have had my good Christmas' and my bad but it is one of my fondest

 

 

 

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