Aunt Patsy's Croatian Nut Rolls

Aunt Patsy's Croatian Nut Rolls Recipe

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Janice Splaha


My best pal Pat, is a wonderful baker. As I am not, I coaxed her into baking for me. When I moved away I lost all her goodies. Her nut rolls are better than any I've ever tasted and I missed them. She gave me the recipe and assured me I could make them. Well, she was right and now I make them every Christmas.


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I make 2 rolls and since there is raising, resting and baking, I allow a half a day to make them.



  • 2 lb
    ground walnuts
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 6
    egg whites
  • 1/4 lb
  • 1/2 c

  • 1 box
    pillsbury hot roll mix
  • 5 Tbsp

How to Make Aunt Patsy's Croatian Nut Rolls


  1. FILLING: Combine filling ingredients in a saucepan. Cook and stir until well blended. Do not boil. When hot, remove from heat to get to warm.
  2. DOUGH: make the Hot Roll Mix according to package directions using hot water, soft butter and an egg. Then add 5 tablespoons butter.
  3. Mix the dough using floured hands. Form into a ball. Cover with a bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  5. Roll out 1/2 the dough. Add 1/2 the nut filling. Roll dough up into a loaf. Make second loaf. Place on 2 greased cookie sheets. Cover and let rise again for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Brush loaves with beaten egg. Bake at 350* for 25 to 30 minutes or until loaves are brown.

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About Aunt Patsy's Croatian Nut Rolls

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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