The Nut Roll

 In Notes, Thoughts & Personal Expressions

NutRollI am not much of a baker. Cookies are about it. Give me Oatmeal all day long. I am on record by saying that Oatmeal Raisin is the “Best Cookie On the Planet” (#TBCOTP) In fact, here are my top 5 cookies.

1. Oatmeal Raisin (No Nuts)
2. Snikerdoodle (a very close second)
3. Molasses
4. Thin Mint
5. Pizzelle

Notice chocolate chip is not in the top 5? No peanut butter either, and nothing with nuts period. Which is why this post is so confusing. Because growing up my mom made the perfect holiday treat: The Nut Roll. It’s not a cookie, and filled with nuts, and to make things worse… walnuts.
So, why to I like this treat if I don’t like nuts in my desserts? I have no idea.

But here is the recipe. Try it. It’s the only way I could get you to understand.

The Nut Roll

The Roll
2/3 cup warm water
2 pkgs yeast (dry)
1 small can of evap. Milk – 5 1/3 oz
1 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
4 eggs separated
5 cups flour divided
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Heat milk up and then let set to like warm. Cream the butter and sugar and add the yolks one at a time. Stir in yeast/water/milk and 2 cups of flour and salt. Change to dough hook and add the remaining flour until the dough is n a ball. Kneed for 10 minutes then let rise until the dough is doubled in size.

The filling:
four egg whites
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cups of nuts (a mix of walnuts almonds and pecans)
6 tablespoons of melted butter
1/4 cup of honey
Cinnamon to taste.

Split the filling into 4 parts. Roll dough flat and spread one section of filling onto the surface. Roll the dough to make a long cylinder. Egg wash the top. Repeat 3 times. Bake at 375 degrees until the tops are golden brown. You should have 4 delicious nuts rolls to enjoy.

Happy holidays.

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