Walnut Nut Rolls (Nut Roll)

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Dough
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    (1/4 ounce) packets yeast (approximately 4 1/2 to 5 tsp.)
  • 78
    cup lukewarm milk
  • 4
    cups flour
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • Filling
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 1 12
    lbs ground nutmeats (we use walnuts, approximately 6 cups)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 34
    cup milk
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • Icing
  • 13
    cup butter (optional)
  • 3 12 - 4
    cups confectioners' sugar (optional)
  • 1
    egg yolk (optional)
  • 3
    tablespoons milk (optional)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dough: Dissolve yeast in milk with sugar. Add butter, salt, and egg yolks.
  • Stirring to mix. Add 2 cups flour and mix well, add remaining flour. Knead 5 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 3-4 parts, cover and let rise while preparing filling.
  • Filling: Heat all ingredients in a sauce pan until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Roll out each portion of dough to an 1/8 inch thickness in a rectangle shape. Spread an equal amount of filling on each portion on dough. Roll up jelly roll fashion and let raise 15-20 minutes.
  • Brush with egg whites before baking. (I accidentally forgot to do this one year and have decided we like it better without the egg wash.) Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  • Once cool, top with icing, if desired.
  • Icing: Cream butter and egg yolk. Then add confectioner's sugar a cup at a time beating on medium speed. Add vanilla and milk 1 Tbls. at a time and beat on high until fluffy.
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