Tawnia Douglas Recipe

Sweet Italian Nut Roll

By Tawnia Douglas tawniadouglas

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
1 roll
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

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cake yeast
1 c
milk; warmed
1 c
water; warmed
8 c
1/4 lb
butter (salted); melted
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1/2 c
1/2 tsp
3 large
eggs; slightly beaten
1 lb
walnuts; ground fine
1 c
1 c
1 stick
butter (salted)
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Directions Step-By-Step

Add yeast to milk and water. Mix with 3 cups of the flour. Let stand for 1/2 hour. Add the remainder of the flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and salt. Knead until elastic (about 4 minutes). Let rise 2 hours until doubled in bulk.
Heat the ingredients for the filling together, blend well and let cool.
When dough is through rising, divide into 5 or 6 equal parts. Let rest on floured board for 15 minutes.
Roll out in long pieces, as if for jelly roll. Lay down your filling to cover dough completely and roll up.
Put on greased cookie sheets, seam side down (2-3) per pan; tuck ends under to seal. Let rise again, about 25 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
ADDED NOTE: Nuts should be very finely chopped. Best way to achieve this is by using a food processor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts

  • Comments

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    Robin DuPree robdupree - Oct 26, 2010
    Yummy, these look delicious...
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    Gay Wilson wjaag - Oct 27, 2010
    Almost reminds me of Potica
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    Judith Turner msjudi - Nov 30, 2014
    This is the exact recipe that my Great Grandmom and her sister in law used to make every Christmas. My copy is beaten up and hard to read, it's so old. IT'S EXCELLENT! It's one of our family traditions, and has been for at least the over sixty years that I've been alive. My Grandmother told me that Great Grandmom learned it from her mother while growing up in Italy. I got it from my Great Aunt Eleanor. Great Aunt Nic, and Aunt Lucy also made sure I had it. I am going to go chop nuts right now!
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    claire carris carrisc1 - Thursday at 4:10 PM
    This nut roll is very bready. It was more bread than filling. Also the filling was very runny.