Nut Rolls

These are nut rolls. I am not exactly sure of their heritage, whether Polish or Czechoslovakian, but I grew up with these on the Ohio/Pa. border. They are a very delicious treat for breakfast, dessert or for a snack. Sometimes they bake perfectly, sometimes they crack, but at all times they are yummy!! LOL

I hope you will try them; you will be glad you did!!

For the nut filling:

  • 1 pound lighty ground walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the dough:

  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups flour

First thing to do is make your dough. Warm the milk (not hot, it will kill your yeast) Now add the milk to your mixer bowl, then add the yeast and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix a bit, then let it sit till it starts to bloom (you will see bubbles rise to the top) When it has bloomed, add the soft butter, sour cream and eggs. Now mix those in, then add the 6 cups flour and the salt. Now mix till the dough forms.

After the dough is mixed, place in an oiled bowl. Now cover with a towel and let the dough rise till doubled, about 1 hour.

While the dough is rising, time to make the nut filling. Put the walnuts into a food processor and grind to a rough chop. Now place the nuts into a large bowl. Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar and cinnamon. mix well. Now add the can of evaporated milk. Mix well, then set aside till your dough is ready.

Now that your dough has doubled, put it out onto a floured surface and form into a log. Then divide the log in half, then divide each half into half, ending up with 4 pieces as shown.

Now prepare your sheet pans, you will need 2 sheet pans, lined with parchment that you spray lightly with pan spray. Now set aside.

Now take one piece of the dough and roll out to about 12 inches wide and 15 inches long. Now take 1/4 of your nut mixture and spread out onto your dough. I use an off-set spatula for this. You can use a butter knife as well. Spread the nut mixture to the edges on 3 sides, on the remaining long side, leave an inch or 2 without nuts. Now roll up your dough, lengthwise. Carefully pick it up and place on your baking sheet, as shown. Now repeat the process 3 more times. Now cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise for about 1 hour.

Now preheat your oven to 350* while the rolls are rising.

Now that the rolls have risen for 1 hour, uncover and prick with a fork.

Now place the rolls into the hot oven and bake for 20- 25 minutes. Now place the rolls onto a cooling rack.

Now cut a slice or 2, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!!

Published by mothergoose53

I am a master pastry chef, a culinary chef, a mom, grandma, daughter, sister and auntie ! I love sharing my knowledge of food with everyone ! I got started by baking and cooking with my mom. I am one of 6 kids.. #3 !! There was always a big group to cook for, lots of kiddos , 2 parents and sometimes friends . That's where it all began . I hope you enjoy my blog ! Welcome to my world of food !!

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