Donna Bardocz Recipe

Hungarian Nut Rolls

By Donna Bardocz Grandmereb


Rating:
Serves:
30
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

This wonderful recipe was my husband’s Hungarian grandma’s recipe. She would lovingly make them whenever the holiday season rolled around. So then after she passed away, I wanted to carry on her holiday tradition of making these yummy rolls for our family. One year I decided to try something different to change things up a bit when the holidays rolled around. But my husband’s father was so disappointed that year when he learned that I had not made any that I vowed never again to break this family tradition — that was over 20 years ago now and I haven’t since!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a lovely tradition... and what an absolutely delicious treat! This nut roll strikes the perfect balance of sweetness and will look right at home on any holiday table.

Ingredients

NUT FILLING INGREDIENTS
1-2 lb
nuts, ground (about 1 ½ lbs. walnuts or 3/4 lbs. pecans)
2- 1/2 c
sugar
2 stick
(1 cup) butter-melted
2
eggs
1 large
cooking apple (grated)
3/4- 1 tsp
cinnamon (per desired taste)
DOUGH INGREDIENTS
6-6 1/2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
sugar
2
yeast cakes (or 2 packages of dry yeast)
1/2 c
warm milk
1 c
sour cream
2 stick
(1 cup) butter-melted or very soft
3
eggs (beaten)
OPTIONAL ICING INGREDIENTS:
2 c
confectioners' sugar
2-3 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Instructions for making nut filling:
Combine all ingredients except the butter. Add the melted butter and mix well. Heat mixture in large saucepan until the ingredients blend well and thicken slightly. Spread on rolled dough after the filling mixture has cooled. This makes more filling than enough filling for the Hungarian Nut Rolls. You can freeze any extra and use as a topping for an apple pie or top baked sweet potatoes or use in a coffee cake recipe-use your own imagination!
2
Instructions for making dough:
Dissolve yeast in warm milk (105-115 degrees F.). Combine the rest of the ingredients; add yeast and milk mixture, blending very well. Divide dough into 4 or 6 parts depending on length of nut roll wanted. Roll about ¼ inch thick, spread with nut filling and roll up jellyroll fashion. Let rise for 1 hour, or doubled in size. Bake in 350° oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
Makes 4 large or 6 medium rolls
3
Instructions for making optional icing:
Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over loaves.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Hungarian
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Hashtags: #apple, #walnuts, #pecans

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162 Comments

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Apr 16, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
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Mary Silva marleyjune
Sep 21, 2014
Looks soooo delicious!! Can't wait to try it!
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RUTH WHITEHEAD OcalaCakeLady
Feb 22, 2014
I can not wait to make this recipe. It sounds very much like a nut roll that my Hungarian Grandmother made. She also made it with a poppyseed filling.
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Gerena Carley GerenaK
Jul 10, 2013
have a recipe very similar to this from my family. Everyone I make it for just loves it.
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Donna Bardocz Grandmereb
Apr 8, 2013
Hello NumNumQueen--thanks for your postings. I would love to try your great grandmother's recipe too. Hopefully you can post that one when you get it from your Mom. It was be fun to see how they differ. :-)