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!
1Instructions 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!
2Instructions 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
3Instructions for making optional icing:
Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over loaves.